LEoPARD awarded internal grant from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

LEoPARD has been awarded an internal grant at maximum value — a full request of $2,000 — by the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN). Funds received from the grant application — entitled “Quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) study of commercially-available capsaicin, capsaicinoids, capsinoids, and their biosynthetic intermediates: enzymatic and cellular approaches” — is added to a previous … Continue reading LEoPARD awarded internal grant from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

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LEoPARD to present at VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café @ UVM

LEoPARD has been granted a phenomenal opportunity to engage in STEM outreach with young, future prospective scientists in the Burlington metro area. On December 10th, LEoPARD will deliver a presentation to interested and enthusiastic teens at the VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafés, organized and offered by the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension. The presentation is … Continue reading LEoPARD to present at VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café @ UVM

LEoPARD awarded startup supplement funds from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

LEoPARD has been awarded a startup supplement grant at maximum value -- a full request of $10,000 -- by the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN). Funds received from the grant application -- entitled “Characterizing capsaicinoid and capsinoid mechanisms of insulin sensitization” -- will be added to a startup package already committed by Saint Michael's College. … Continue reading LEoPARD awarded startup supplement funds from Vermont Biomedical Research Network

Our book chapter is published

After a very long wait, our book chapter Cardiorespiratory Toxicity of Nanoparticles in Aquatic Environments has been published -- alongside all other chapters in the new book: Toxicology of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials in Human, Terrestrial, and Aquatic Systems. The chapter is co-authored with longtime collaborator Tyson MacCormack of Mount Allison University -- and the book … Continue reading Our book chapter is published

Our review article “Catechin and other catechol-containing secondary metabolites” is now live at PharmaNutrition

Our recently-accepted review article, “Catechin and other catechol-containing secondary metabolites: Bacterial biotransformation and regulation of carbohydrate metabolism” is now live at PharmaNutrition. The review explores the ubiquity of catechol moieties in endogenous signaling molecules as well as dietary phytochemicals, their prospective biotransformation by gut microbiota and other microorganisms, and the roles that various catechols play … Continue reading Our review article “Catechin and other catechol-containing secondary metabolites” is now live at PharmaNutrition

Faculty Professional Development Funds awarded

The Laboratory for Evaluation of Pharmacological Agents in Remediation of Disease (LEoPARD) at Colorado Mesa University has been awarded $4,800 in internal funds for individual and collaborative projects. Awards were disseminated via the Faculty Professional Development Fund (FPDP), an annual program at CMU established for projects facilitating the scholarly and creative development of faculty members. … Continue reading Faculty Professional Development Funds awarded

Our mentee Callum Yoker wins big at Canada-Wide Science Fair

We at LEoPARD are effusively proud of our young mentee, Callum Yoker! Callum is a 13 year-old student at Tecumseh Vista Academy, who in late-March participated in the Windsor Regional Science, Technology, and Engineering Fair, and won the St-Clair College CWSF Grand Prize. By way of this award, he was selected to represent the Windsor … Continue reading Our mentee Callum Yoker wins big at Canada-Wide Science Fair