Altug Poyraz, eft, a graduate student, with Steven Suib, distinguished professor and director of chemistry on Jan. 9, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A New Way to Create Porous Materials

UConn chemists have discovered a process offering greater control and flexibility that could benefit a wide range of applications.

UConn Health Research in the Olympic Spotlight

Pioneering work by Dr. Cato Laurencin, with the potential to regenerate human tissue and reduce athletes’ recovery time, was featured on NBC.


UConn Health Researchers Advance Connecticut’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Recent recognition and awards for innovation spotlight Connecticut’s bioscience leadership.

Challa Kumar, professor of chemistry, center, with graduate students Caterina Riccardi, left, and Inoka Deshapriya on Oct. 28, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Chemist Discovers New Way to Stabilize Proteins

Challa Kumar’s research could aid in the development of stable vaccines and inexpensive artificial blood.

Bioengineered ACL Developed by UConn Physician-Scientist Wins U.S. Patent

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin says the technology may be a new solution for torn anterior cruciate ligaments.

Dr. Gus Mazzocca

Chair Named for Orthopaedic Surgery and New England Musculoskeletal Institute

Dr. Augustus Mazzocca is an internationally recognized expert in shoulder and elbow surgery and a graduate of UConn’s medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency program.

Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava, director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, in his lab. (Chris DeFrancesco/UConn Health Center Photo)

UConn Doctor’s Vaccine Technology Shows Promise in Brain Cancer Treatment

The vaccine is based on the role of heat shock protein (HSP) in immune response, an area pioneered by Dr. Pramod Srivastava.

Mark Smith '13 MS Geoscience major and Innovation Quest award winner looking at his website on April 29, 2013. (Sheila Foran/UConn Photo)

Geoscience Graduate Student Wins First Prize in Innovation Quest Competition

Mark Smith plans to establish a start-up to produce an imaging device that can capture ultra-high-resolution images of micro-macroscopic objects in two and three dimensions.

DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith accepts her Innovations Champion award as UConn's Vice President of Economic Development Mary Holz-Clause and Provost and Executive Vice President Mun Choi look on. (Tom Hurlbut for UConn)

Innovation Takes Center Stage at Recognition Event

The event put the spotlight on UConn's cutting-edge research and partnerships with industry and state government.

(standing) Vishal Dhagat, Ph.D. student in engineering, talks during a course designed to support graduate students with potential entrepreneurial ideas on Feb. 12, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Engineers Train for New Business Creation

A new graduate class is part of a wave of new programs and training offered by the School of Engineering to promote student and faculty innovation and entrepreneurship.