Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant awarded

We've been awarded a University of Windsor Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant, enabling us to further our carrying-out and dissemination of undergraduate-driven research. Jointly adjudicated by the Office of Research and Innovation Services and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, this $2,000 grant will help to defray expenses related to supplies (e.g. labware), knowledge mobilization … Continue reading Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) grant awarded

Advertisements

Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins prestigious Vanier scholarship

Neal Callaghan, who began his research career as an undergraduate at Mount Allison University, has won a highly-coveted Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS). The Vanier CGS program helps to annually attract up to 167 highly-qualified doctoral candidates to Canadian institutions. The scholarship provides $50,000/year of funding for 3 years ($150,000 in total). Neal spent the … Continue reading Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins prestigious Vanier scholarship

Metal oxide nanomaterials in blood plasma

Great news! We have a manuscript that has just been accepted for peer-reviewed publication: "Assessment of the toxic potential of engineered metal oxide nanomaterials using an acellular model: citrated rat blood plasma." The manuscript has been accepted only 8 days after submitting to the journal Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, and with no revisions requested. We expect the … Continue reading Metal oxide nanomaterials in blood plasma

New publication accepted and online

Our new publication, entitled "Zinc oxide nanoparticles trigger cardiorespiratory stress and reduce aerobic scope in the white sucker, Catostomus commersonii," was recently accepted for publication at the journal NanoImpact and is now available online as an accepted manuscript. The data and conclusions presented in this article are a continuation of our work investigating the exposure of bottom-feeding fish to environmentally-relevant … Continue reading New publication accepted and online

Manuscript receives final acceptance for publication in Nanotoxicology

A new manuscript entitled "Cardiorespiratory toxicity of environmentally relevant zinc oxide nanoparticles in the freshwater fish Catostomus commersonii" has received final acceptance for publication in the journal Nanotoxicology. The study included contributions by Chris and Dieni Research Group alumnus Neal Callaghan. The work was spearheaded by honours students of Dr. Tyson MacCormack- Robin Bessember, Kathryn Butler, … Continue reading Manuscript receives final acceptance for publication in Nanotoxicology

Our 2014 Honours Students convocate!

Today was a very bittersweet day for the Dieni Research Group. While we have been, are, and always will be extremely proud of our two honours students- Patrick Gormley and Neal Callaghan- they are, in fact, no longer our students at all. May 12th, 2014, marked Mount Allison University's 151st convocation. It also marked the … Continue reading Our 2014 Honours Students convocate!

“Physiological hepatic response to zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure…” is now online

Our recently-accepted publication, "Physiological hepatic response to zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure in the white sucker, Catostomus commersonii" is now available on the ScienceDirect site for Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology. As of April 5th - the paper is available in its unformatted, uncorrected version http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpc.2014.03.009 As of April 18th - the paper … Continue reading “Physiological hepatic response to zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure…” is now online

Manuscript receives final acceptance by Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology

It's official! Our provisionally-accepted manuscript, "Physiological hepatic response to zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure in the white sucker, Catostomus commersonii," was revised and has now received final acceptance in the journal Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology. We're proud to say that the editors informed us of the good news a little over … Continue reading Manuscript receives final acceptance by Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part C: Toxicology and Pharmacology

Neal receives departmental award for graduating students

Every year, shortly before graduation, Mount Allison University presents awards to an outstanding student from each department, based on nominations received from that department. This year, the Biochemistry award for an outstanding graduating student from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry went to our very own Neal Callaghan! The announcement was made during "Last Lecture - … Continue reading Neal receives departmental award for graduating students