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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

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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 receives teaching grant to design new biophysical lab

Chris has received a small grant from Ursinus College's Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI), known as the Grants for Pedagogical Innovation and Experimentation. These grants are intended to financially support new curricular development (among other things), and so appropriately enough, Chris submitted a proposal entitled: "Biophysical Techniques Lab: Design of laboratory applications to better support … Continue reading Chris receives teaching grant to design new biophysical lab

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

The Educational Development Centre spotlights Chris’ teaching at Carleton University

Chris was recently interviewed by Emily Cook, a staff writer for the Educational Development Centre (EDC) at Carleton University, following his win of a 2016 Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) Capital Educators' Award. In the interview, they discussed Chris' teaching philosophy, strategies for engaging students in the classroom (especially in the evening!), and the importance … Continue reading The Educational Development Centre spotlights Chris’ teaching at Carleton University

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

Chris is a 2016 Capital Educators’ Awards winner

Carleton University's winners of the 2016 Capital Educators' Awards. L-R: Dr. Nduka Otiono (Assistant Professor, Institute of African Studies), Dr. Peter Ricketts (Carleton University Provost & Vice-President, Academic), Dr. Christopher Dieni (Contract Instructor, Institute of Biochemistry), Dr. Martin Geiger (Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science). Photo is courtesy of Dr. Otiono. Last night, Chris received one of … Continue reading Chris is a 2016 Capital Educators’ Awards winner