Andrew earns a spot in Summer Fellows

Andrew Murphy has earned a spot in the Summer Fellows summer research program at Ursinus College. The Summer Fellows program is an 8-week summer research experience that allows rising seniors and juniors to pursue a project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Summer Fellows then present their work at the Summer Fellows symposium. Andrew is … Continue reading Andrew earns a spot in Summer Fellows

Brandon and Chris join Ursinus College’s FUTURE Program

Brandon and Chris will be partaking in summer research as part of Ursinus College's FUTURE (Fellowships in the Ursinus Transition to an Undergraduate Research Experience) Program. The FUTURE Program provides research opportunities to students traditionally underserved in the sciences and mathematics, including students from minority groups, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and women in science … Continue reading Brandon and Chris join Ursinus College’s FUTURE Program

We grew a little bit…

Our research group has grown somewhat this semester! In addition to Jessica McFarland remaining with us- she completed an Introduction to Research (CHEM-291) course last semester and has now moved to Research/Independent Work (CHEM-491W) this semester- four new students have joined our group. Brandon Greyson (Neuroscience), Tyler Lashley (Biology) and Will Loy (Biology) are all sophomores … Continue reading We grew a little bit…

Chris begins teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ursinus College

Today marks the first day of classes for the Fall 2016 semester at Ursinus College; it is also the first day that Chris will begin teaching in his new role as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. In the Fall 2016 semester, he is responsible for teaching three undergraduate courses: Fundamentals of Biochemistry (CHEM-347), … Continue reading Chris begins teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ursinus College

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

“Cerium oxide nanoparticles exhibit minimal cardiac and cytotoxicity…” is in press at CBPC

Great news! A recently-submitted manuscript entitled "Cerium oxide nanoparticles exhibit minimal cardiac and cytotoxicity in the freshwater fish Catostomus commersonii" has been accepted for peer-reviewed publication, and is currently in press at the Elsevier journal, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology. The study was carried out by members of the MacCormack Lab and Dieni Research Group, and … Continue reading “Cerium oxide nanoparticles exhibit minimal cardiac and cytotoxicity…” is in press at CBPC

Chris receives 2015 Development Grant

Chris has been awarded a 2015 Development Grant, an internal fund from the Carleton University Research Office (CURO). In collaboration with Dr. Ken Storey (Professor of Biochemistry), who generously facilitated the application thanks to his eligibility as a tenured professor, Chris submitted an application entitled "Molecular mechanisms of nanotoxicity in isolated protein systems." Comments from the … Continue reading Chris receives 2015 Development Grant

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