Research & Discovery

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Researchers Explain How Bacterial Products Get Inside Human Cells

The discovery may explain a mechanism by which bacteria can affect our health

Probes Team

UConn Startup Earns Small Business Grant to Commercialize Voltage-Sensitive Dyes

A team of UConn Health researchers has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to commercialize their voltage-sensitive dyes

A group of seven people uses garden tools to make a clearing for rain garden installation on school grounds.

Extension Educators Launch School-Based Green Infrastructure Initiative

Supported by a $100,000 grant from the EPA, the program will partner with two CT school districts and three sustainable development organizations to bring hands-on projects to students and teachers

A great blue heron predating on a brown trout at a cold-water thermal refuge.

Thermal Refuges Help Trout Beat the Heat in Hot Weather

New research explores how cold-water fish handle extreme heat in Connecticut

Researchers Improve Efficacy and Efficiency of CRISPR Diagnostic Technology

By leveraging a unique, competitive reaction between two different crRNAs, researchers simplify CRISPR technology, making it a more effective tool for sensitive nucleic acid detection

Two offshore workers on the top of an offshore wind turbine.

UConn Receives Department of Energy Grant Supporting Offshore Wind Grid Integration

Project is part of a national effort to improve grid reliability, optimize electricity infrastructure, and facilitate grid connection with renewable resources

Flooding in coastal Connecticut as the climate changes is one of several concerns for local leaders addressed in fact sheets provided by Adapt CT (Getty Images).

Investigating the Link Between Temperature and Extreme Weather

Funded through a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Wang and her collaborators will use climate model simulations of extreme precipitation to assess the performance of the models in reproducing the relationship between temperature and observed extreme precipitation intensity.

From left, Bruce Flax, president of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce; Nicole Verdi, head of Government Affairs & Policy for New England Ørsted; UConn Professor and Marine Sciences Department Head Evan Ward; Michael Ausere, vice president of Business Development at Eversource Energy; state Sen. Heather Somers, UConn Avery Point Campus Director Annemarie Seifert; and Hank Webster, deputy commissioner of energy at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

UConn, Partners Investigate Impact of Windfarms on Marine Life

UConn welcomed Orsted and Eversource officials to Avery Point to launch an impact study on a project designed to power 350,000 homes in southern New England

Photo of Brandi Simonsen seated on a green chair by a window at the Neag School of Education.

Positive Behavioral Interventions Center Receives $21 Million to Revolutionize K-12 Education

The Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (Center on PBIS), a multi-institution initiative headed by researchers at the University of Oregon, the University of Connecticut, and the University of South Florida, has been changing the way kids learn for over 20 years – and counting

Challa Kumar, professor emeritus of chemistry, in his lab.

Chemist Unlocks Plastic Alternatives Using Proteins and Clothing Scraps

Challa Kumar has developed methods to create novel plastic-like materials using proteins and fabric