Author: Jason M. Sheldon

Meet graduate student Monica Marcello

This past spring, Monica Marcello finished her career as a record-setting UConn athlete. While her time as a diver and senior captain for the UConn Women’s Swimming and Diving Team may be over, she has found a new team. As a masters student in nutritional sciences, she is part of an interdisciplinary research project that […]

Meet graduate student Kristen Volz

When her family was affected by a breast cancer diagnosis, Kristen Volz sought an oncology rotation in her undergraduate dietetics program at UConn to learn more about the disease. Working at the Yale Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, she found inspiration in bettering the lives of patients and a mentor that motivated her to continue her […]

New grant funds genetic engineering professional development for educators

The American public is growing increasingly skeptical about the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods. Despite consensus in the scientific community that foods containing GM ingredients are safe, nearly half of Americans believe otherwise. In 2016, a Pew Research Center survey found that 39 percent of the American public thought GM foods were worse for […]