Meet the Researcher

Research isn’t just about lab coats and science experiments. UConn researchers advance our understanding of fields of study as diverse as literature, environmental sciences, cybersecurity, health behaviors, and more. Learn more about the path that led some student and faculty researchers to their areas of expertise, and how their research leads to discoveries that impact scholarship, the economy, and our society.

Meet the Researcher: Joel Pachter, UConn Health

Dr. Joel Pachter, professor of immunology, has always been fascinated by the central nervous system. His current research focuses on uncovering how this system plays a role in neuroinflammatory diseases like multiple sclerosis.

Meet the Researcher: Linda Pescatello, CAHNR

Pescatello’s career as a kinesiology researcher grew out of an enduring desire to learn coupled with her lifelong passion for physical activity and biology

Meet the Researcher: Jacqueline Chen, CLAS

Jacqueline Chen, assistant professor of social psychology, is interested in the experiences of Multiracial people and developing inclusive mentorship strategies

Meet the Researcher: Joseph Vazquez, CLAS

Joseph Vazquez is committed to conducting research that has a positive impact on the communities he works with.

Meet the Researcher: Shenelle Shaw, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate researcher Shenelle Shaw is investigating how an enzyme may have a bigger role in seizure activity than scientists had assumed.

Meet the Researcher: Glenn Mitoma, Neag School of Education, Human Rights Institute

Glenn Mitoma has spent his career studying human rights and helping others understand how they can realize them in their communities

Meet the Researcher: Natalie Munro, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natalie Munro uses what our human ancestors discarded to learn about how we started to domesticate animals.

Dr. Gus Mazzocca in his scrubs, in a UConn Health operating room.

Meet the Researcher: Gus Mazzocca, School of Medicine

Mazzocca has spent his career working to improve patient outcomes in orthopedics

Meet the Researcher: Sita Nyame, School of Engineering, Eversource Energy Center

Nyame has developed an enduring interest for studying natural hazards and developing technology to help people who experience them through her work with the Eversource Energy Center

Meet the Researcher: Jayesh Kamath, School of Medicine

Jayesh Kamath is bringing psychiatry into the mobile tech era by using mHealth technologies to support patients with depression