Awards and accoladesRecently, some of CAHNR’s faculty (names in bold type) were selected for awards that recognize their accomplishments.

The Research Excellence Program provides seed funding to promote, support and enhance the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of faculty at UConn. The Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2017-2018 Research Excellence Program-Storrs recipients. CAHNR awardees and their departments and projects are:

Assistant Professor Christopher Blesso, of nutritional sciences, Defining the Impact of Dietary Sphingomyelin on Lipopolysaccharide Translocation and Inflammation.

Assistant Professor Nathan Fiala, of agricultural and resource economics, Wheels of Change: Impact of Cycles on Female Education and Empowerment in Zambia. Co-PI: Assistant Professor Nishith Prakash, of economics

Assistant Professor Elaine Choung-Hee Lee, of kinesiology, Intriguing Roles of tRNAs as Stress Signals and Metabolic Regulators in Stress- resilient, Long-lived C. elegans Strains. Co-PI: Professor Rachel O’Neill, of molecular and cell biology

Assistant Professor Lindsey Lepley, of kinesiology, Neural and Morphological Alterations After Non-Invasive ACL Rupture: Identifying Modifiable Risk Factors of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis. Co-PI: Assistant Professor Sarah Reed, of animal science

Assistant Professor Huanzhong Wang, of plant science and landscape architecture, Vascular Meristem Initiation and Activity in Plant Stem.

By Patsy Evans