2014 – A brief review

Happy early New Year to all supporters of the Dieni Research Group! 2014 was a very busy year for us, and now that it's almost over, we wanted to take a moment to reflect upon everything we accomplished during those 12 months. Publications We had 3 peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication in 2014: Bessemer RA, … Continue reading 2014 – A brief review

Chris receives nomination for 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award

Chris has just been informed that he has been nominated for the 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in the Faculty of Science at Mount Allison University. Up to three awards are offered each year, one for each faculty: Science, Arts, and Social Sciences. The 2013 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award in the Faculty of Science was … Continue reading Chris receives nomination for 2014 J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award

Chris and Neal present at the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

On Saturday, October 26th, the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase was hosted at Mount Allison University. The theme of this year's showcase was "Assessment: teaching, learning, and quality." One of the sub-themes was "Making assessment part of learning, not apart from it," and it was under this sub-theme that Chris delivered a 25-minute … Continue reading Chris and Neal present at the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

Chris, Neal Callaghan, and another 4th-year Honours Biochemistry student, Alex Whynot, have just had their abstract accepted allowing them to present a pedagogical seminar at the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase. The Showcase is an annual event at which instructors and students share and learn about new approaches in teaching excellence. This year's … Continue reading 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase

Chris interviewed by CHMA 106.9 FM

Chris was interviewed today by the local radio station at Mount Allison University, CHMA 106.9 FM. Summer Events Producer David White sat down with Chris and spoke about his role as the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow, his research and teaching activities, and- of particular interest- the upcoming special topics course being developed by … Continue reading Chris interviewed by CHMA 106.9 FM

Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in

Last semester (Winter 2013), Chris taught at Mount Allison University a 4th-year biochemistry course called Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031). As with all courses at Mount Allison, and many other universities, students marked the end of the semester by evaluating the course, and the instructor himself. These evaluations have recently been tabulated and returned to Chris, … Continue reading Student evaluations of teaching for Signal Transduction are in

Chris officially accepts MASU Excellence in Teaching Award nomination

Chris is honoured and ecstatic to officially accept a nomination for a Mount Allison Students' Union (MASU) Excellence in Teaching Award. He was informed of the nomination midday on Monday, April 15th, and is currently gathering supporting documents and additional materials for the next phase of deliberations. Thank you to MASU, and especially the students … Continue reading Chris officially accepts MASU Excellence in Teaching Award nomination

“Signal Transduction” comes to an end

Today marked the final lecture for the Winter 2013 edition of Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031). Signal Transduction is a course that explores the regulation of metabolism and physiology by a process stemming from a ligand-receptor interaction, typically at the cell surface, and propagating through the cell machinery to metabolic enzymes, transcription factors, DNA packaging proteins, … Continue reading “Signal Transduction” comes to an end

A biochemical sort of snakes and ladders…

Following fast on the heels of last semester's Immunochemistry course- which received a very positive response- Chris Dieni is currently offering another course called Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University. Signal Transduction explores the pathways- the proverbial biochemical snakes and ladders- that stem from the receptors … Continue reading A biochemical sort of snakes and ladders…

What’s cooking in the classroom?

When you're the Margaret and Wallace McCain Postdoctoral Fellow at Mount Allison University- the¬†Maclean's-ranked top primarily-undergraduate university in Canada- teaching, in addition to research, is a huge part of the job. To see what Chris has been up to with regards to his teaching duties, have a look at the newly-created Teaching section of this … Continue reading What’s cooking in the classroom?