Graduate Research

Andy Slater '85 (ENG), a current Ph.D. candidate, demonstrates the haptic technology he's developing for firefighters on his cell phone.

The Fourth Wave of Firefighting Innovation

An idea that came to Andy Slater while riding his motorcycle has led to the development of a technology that could become a life-saving tool for firefighters.

Student Patricia Hare at work in the lab.

Meet the Researcher: Patricia Hare, School of Dental Medicine

Patricia Hare, a student in the DMD/Ph.D. program at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, wants her work to have a positive impact on people's lives.

Concert goers stampede through the gate to get front row seating at the annual concert in 2015. (Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock Photo)

Sudden Death in Epilepsy and Breathing Troubles Linked to Bad Gene

UConn neuroscientists have found a gene mutation that causes abnormal breathing in mice with a severe form of epilepsy, mimicking the human sudden death in epilepsy syndrome.

UConn graduate student, Mohamed Sharafeldin, holds a unique pipette tip created with a 3D printer. May 16, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

New 3D-Printed Technology Lowers Cost of Common Medical Test

'Anything that can be run by normal ELISA can be run by this, with the advantage of being less expensive, much faster, and accessible,' says UConn's Mohamed Sharafeldin.

UConn research was the cover story in a recent edition of the journal CrystEngComm.

Crystallizing Knowledge with a Learning Machine

UConn researchers working with Pfizer used machine learning to figure out the best way to coax a drug into solid form for the development of pharmaceuticals.

A fifth-grader works at a computer during an after-school learning program. (Farah Nosh/Getty Images)

Study: After-school Programs Improve Academic Outcomes

A study of study over 9,000 students attending more than 100 after-school programs in Connecticut found those who participated had higher school attendance and higher academic performance.

Ph.D. students Leila Daneshmandi and Armin Tahmasbi Rad, both from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, have developed a technology that takes a patient’s tumor cells and grows them outside of the body to test different cancer treatments. (Evan Olsen Photography)

New Technology Designed to Reduce Mortality Rates in Cancer Patients

A pair of Ph.D. students developed a technology that takes a patient’s tumor cells and grows them outside of the body to test different cancer treatments.

Math professor Damir Dzhafarov teaches a graduate class in logic in the Monteith Building. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Logic, a Common Thread at UConn

UConn has launched a new professional graduate certificate in logic, in which students from various disciplines hone the vital skills of logically and systematically analyzing information.

Meaghan Perdue, a developmental psychology graduate student, who gave birth to a child in November.

First Steps: UConn Partners on Child Care Fellowship

A new private-public fellowship program is intended to make it easier for new UConn parents to return to research.

Associate professor of anthropology Deborah Bolnick and graduate student Sam Archer, in the laboratory. Bolnick is one of a group of anthropologists who have documented how bringing diverse perspectives into scientific inquiry goes beyond increasing representation in the lab: diversity transforms the very practice of science. (Photo by Bret Brookshire)

Science is Better When it’s Diverse

A group of anthropologists document how bringing diverse perspectives purposefully into scientific inquiry goes far beyond increasing representation in the laboratory: diversity transforms the very practice of science.