Chris Dieni‘s award-winning teaching experience spans over 16 years of being a laboratory teaching assistant (TA) and faculty instructor. He specializes in teaching “middle-of-the-road” fundamental biochemical concepts — which draw directly upon principles of organic chemistry and general chemistry, but apply directly to cell biology, molecular biology, and physiology. He is particularly interested in linking events at multiple levels of biological organization; in other words, how does an event at the biochemical level (protein, gene, metabolite) translate to the cellular level, to the organ or tissue level, to the organ system level, and ultimately to the organismal or systemic level? He is very committed to using evidence-based learning, and one of his favourite approaches is to compare and contrast what happens in a normal or healthy situation (physiology) versus what happens when things go wrong (pathophysiology).

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