Animals

Meet undergraduate student Chloe Edwards

Taking a course in wetland habitats turned Chloe Edwards into a double major, emboldening her to add natural resources to her animal science studies. What followed were transformational experiences as she explored her deepening interest in animals, immersing herself in conservation and wildlife management internships. While COVID-19 did impact her participation in research, she was […]

Geneticist’s research predicts and improves animal health and performance

Breno Fragomeni, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, conducts genetic research to enhance animal production, breeding and health. “My current research is focused on animal genomics to improve selection and breeding decisions,” says Fragomeni. “Our goal is to find the right animals to improve the herd and be able to predict performance while […]

Veterinary pathologist returns to CAHNR as director of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab

Salvatore Frasca, formerly professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, has been appointed director of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL), returning to UConn after three years at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. “I hope to be part of bringing cutting-edge digital pathology and telepathology to the CVMDL and […]

Meet new faculty member Joe Emenheiser

Joe Emenheiser has joined the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural resources as an assistant extension educator. “I’m really excited and looking forward to meeting people and mapping out what we can do together to advance Connecticut agriculture,” he says. “I am fond of the rural Storrs area, particularly the campus and farms. It’s unique […]