During the Board of Trustees Meeting today (April 28, 2021), the Board voted to approve Dr. Luo’s promotion to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, effective August 23, 2021. Congratulations to Dr. Luo on reaching a significant milestone in his academic career! Read the celebration message from Provost here.
Congratulations to Erika Fleming on successfully and proudly defending her MS thesis today! This is a great achievement on her graduate education at UConn, especially in times of this pandemic.
Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Award
Dr. Yangchao Luo (Program Director) and Dr. Loneneke Blackman Carr (Co-PD) received a $500K award from USDA to support the “Bridging the Gap II: Summer Experiential Learning in Food and Nutrition” project (2021-2026). This new project is built on our successful experience and positive results/feedback from students and participating institutions from our previous “Bridging the Gap Program I” project (2016-2019).
Congratulations to Qiaobin Hu on having his new review article published in the reputed journal Carbohydrate Polymers. The article entitled "Recent advances in dextran-based drug delivery systems: From fabrication strategies to applications" is a start-of-the-art review on dextran-based drug delivery, focusing on its fabrication strategies and applications in biomedicine. Read the article here.
Congratulations to Qiaobin Hu on having his review paper published in the reputed journal International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. The article entitled "Chitosan-based nanocarriers for encapsulation and delivery of curcumin: A review" aims to introduce the most-recently reported fabrication techniques of different types of chitosan-based nanocarriers for the encapsulation and delivery of curcumin.
USDA-funded Research on Wastewater Treatment for Agricultural Irrigation
Dr. Yangchao Luo (Program Director) has received a funding award USDA to conduct his innovative project entitled “Engineering Biopolymer Beads for Simultaneous Removal of Chemical and Biological Pollutants in Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation”.