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

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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

Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins Mount Allison’s only 2015-2016 NSERC CGS-M

Dieni Research Group alumnus Neal Callaghan (BSc Hons Biochem '14) has just won a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's Program (NSERC CGS-M) to fund his research and studies over the 2015-2016 academic year. The highly-competitive evaluation process assesses candidates based on their academic excellence, research potential, and personal characteristics and interpersonal skills. … Continue reading Alumnus Neal Callaghan wins Mount Allison’s only 2015-2016 NSERC CGS-M

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!

Neal is featured in the latest “Honours Profile” of The Argosy

Neal Callaghan has been featured in the latest "Honours Profile" instalment of The Argosy, Mount Allison University's student publication. Congratulations on this recognition! The article is currently available online here: http://www.argosy.ca/article/honours-profile-neal-callaghan Alternatively, a PDF version can be viewed here. Note: regrettably, while Neal certainly deserves every bit of the attention (and more), the article itself has some … Continue reading Neal is featured in the latest “Honours Profile” of The Argosy

Manuscript accepted at Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology

Update (December 19, 2013): the article is now Open Access and has a functional DOI. Update (December 1, 2013): we have submitted payment for Open Access publishing, and hope to have this processed as soon as possible. In the meantime, please find a free courtesy corrected proof available, hosted by chrisdieni.com. The DOI is still … Continue reading Manuscript accepted at Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology