Molecular geneticist seeks to improve industrial hemp cultivation

Enthusiastic by nature, Gerry Berkowitz, professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, is bursting with even more excitement than usual about his latest area of research and teaching. For decades, Berkowitz has done groundbreaking work, applying molecular genetics in seeking to understand aspects of plant biology. He has now turned his attention […]

Microbiologist focuses on dairy foods’ safety and quality

Research, outreach education and teaching are the main academic functions of CAHNR. At the hub of all three is Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico, who solves food safety and quality problems in his research laboratory, brings his findings and assistance to dairy producers and teaches UConn students. “Our lab approaches food safety and quality from farm […]

Research scientist uses gene engineering and stem cells to treat cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases

The body’s immune system regularly protects us from viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. A complex network of cells, proteins and organs, the immune system responds to pathogens and infection, working to keep us healthy and defend our bodies against disease. However, our immune system may not always dependably guard us. Serious diseases can alter the […]