Virologist and partners awarded two patents for genetically engineered viruses to protect against African swine fever

African swine fever (ASF) virus is a deadly hemorrhagic disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. While historically found in Africa, ASF is currently considered an epidemic in Europe and Asia. In 2007 it was detected in the Republic of Georgia, and from there it spread through the Caucasus to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. By 2014, […]

Study assesses effects of oil spills and dispersants on oysters

On April 10, 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. According to the EPA, it was the largest spill in the history of marine oil drilling operations, where over a period of several months, more than two hundred million gallons of oil flowed into […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today interviewed Associate Professor Paulo Verardi about Asian longhorned tick and his research with tick-borne diseases. Verardi is on the faculty of the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science. The Daily Campus reported on the establishment of a campus FFA alumni group. High school FFA programs allow students to explore careers in agriculture. The […]

Meet new faculty members Shuresh Ghimire and Dong-Hun Lee

This past July, Shuresh Ghimire joined the College vegetable extension educator at the Tolland County Extension Center. “The faculty and staff at the Tolland Office have been welcoming and willing to help,” he says. “I’m looking forward to working with farmers. One of my first goals is to conduct a need assessment. My focus will […]

CAHNR in the news

Health Medicine Network reported on research and a published paper that investigated the toxic effects of oil and an oil dispersant on eastern oysters. Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science faculty who were part of the study include Assistant Research Professor Milton Levin and Connecticut Sea Grant College Program Director Sylvain De Guise.  Aquatic Toxology published the […]