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Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station


Amalaradjou, M.A., Animal Science

Application of protective cultures in the control of Salmonella Enteritidis in Poultry

Hatch Project, 10/1/14 - 9/30/19

Andrew, S., Animal Science

Mastitis resistance to enhance dairy food safety

Hatch Multistate Project, NE1048, 10/1/12 - 9/30/17

Anyah, R., Natural Resources & the Environment
Climate extremes, climate change and agriculture in The Northeast United States
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16

Auer, C., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) distribution and gene flow in New England
Hatch Project, 10/1/12 – 9/30/17

Berkowitz, G., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Ca2+ signaling in plants:  pathways involved in immune and hormone responses, intra-plant communications, and models of microdomain signaling. 
Hatch Project, 10/1/14 – 9/30/19

Brand, M., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Conservation, management, enhancement and utilization of plant genetic resources
Hatch Multistate Project, NC-007, 10/1/012- 9/30/17


Chun, O., Nutritional Sciences
Identification of anthocyanin composition of berries and their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Hatch Project, 10/1/12 - 09/30/17

Civco, D., Hurd, J., Natural Resources & the Environment
Object-oriented land cover classification of Multitemporal, multisource remote sensing date
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16   

Clausen, J., Natural Resources & the Environment
Agroforestry Riparian Project for Biofuel and Enviornmental Benefits
Hatch Project, 10/1/12- 9/30/17

D'Amico, D., Animal Science

Enhancing Microbial Food Safety by Risk Analysis

Hatch Multistate Project, S1056, 5/1/14-9/30/17

Darre, M., Animal Science
Optimization of Poultry Welfare and Production Systems for the 21st Century
Hatch Multistate Project, NE-1042, 10/1/09 – 9/30/16

Duffy, V., Allied Health Sciences

Development of a liking survey for assessing dietarty risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Hatch Project, 10/1/13-9/30/18

Elliott, G., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Organic Fertilization for Greenhouse Crops          
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16                    

Fernandez, M., Nutritional Sciences
Protective effects of lutein against oxidative stress, inflammation and age-related macular degeneration
Hatch Project, 10/1/012 – 9/30/17

Garmendia, A., Pathobiology & Veterinary Sciences

Investigation of IFN-B in Protection of Swine From PRRSV

Hatch Project, 10/1/12 - 9/30/17

Geary, S., Pathobiology & Veterinary Sciences
in-vitro vs in-vivo Transcriptomis Profiling And Characterization of Mycoplasma gallisepticum
Animal Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16                  

Govoni, K., Animal Science
Reproductive Performance in Domestic Ruminants
Hatch Multistate Project, W2112, 10/1/012 – 9/30/17

Guillard, K., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Soil Carbon Cycling in Cool-Season Turf Lawns in Relation to Management Practice

Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16

Huang, R., Agricultural & Resource Economics
APutting Front-of-Package Nutritional Information into Context: An Empirical Study of the Context Effects in Consumers' Carbonated Beverage Choices

Hatch Project, 10/1/12 – 09/30/17

Inguagiato, J., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Management of Annual Bluegrass on Golf Courses: Improved Practices for Maintenance, Pest Control, and Viable Techniques for Transition to More Desirable Grasses.
Hatch Multistate Project, NE1046, 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2016

Kerstetter, J., Huedo-Median, T., Kenny, A. Allied Health Sciences
Mediterranean diet and health outcomes:  an ongoing meta-analytic project.
Hatch Project, 10/1/13 – 9/30/18

Khan, M., Pathobiology & Veterinary Sciences
Control of endemic, emerging and re-emerging poultry respiratory diseases in the United States
Hatch Multistate Project, NC1180, 10/1/014 – 09/30/19

Kuzovkina-Eischen, Y., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Influence of Soil Chemical and Physical Characteristics on Growth of Short-rotation Woody Crops
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 - 10/01/16  

Lee, J., Nutritional Sciences
Transcriptional Regulation of Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4 by Dietary Fatty Acids in Macrophages
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16

Lee, J., Nutritional Sciences

N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and human health and disease

Hatch Multistate Project, NC1199, 10/1/12 - 9/30/17

Legrand, A., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds               
Hatch Multistate Project, NE-1332, 10/1/13 - 9/30/18    

Li, Y., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Eliminating Adventitious Shoot Formation from Roots of Transgenic Plants
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16

Liu, Y., Agricultural & Resource Economics

Bottled water consumption in the United States: Implications for health and environmental policies

Hatch Project, 10/1/12 - 9/30/17

Mancini, R. A., Animal Science

Enhancing the competitiveness and value of U.S. beef

Hatch Multistate Project, 10/1/13-9/30/17

McAvoy, R.,  Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Resource management in commercial greenhouse Production
Hatch Multistate Project, NE-1335, 10/1/13 – 9/30/18

Mobley, A. R., Nutritional Sciences

Evaluation of nutrition education efforts to prevent childhood obesity from preconception to preschool in low-income families

Hatch Project, 10/1/12 - 9/30/17

Mobley, A. R., Nutritional Sciences

Parenting, energy dynamics, and lifestyle determinants of childhood obesity:  New directions in prevention

Hatch Multistate Project, (W1005 Final Impact Statement), W2005, 10/1/12 - 9/30/17

Pomeroy, R., Agricultural & Resource Economics
Marketing, Trade, and Management of Aquaculture and Fishery Resources         
Hatch Multistate Project, W-3004,  10/1/14 – 9/30/19

Reed, S.A., Animal Science

Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Skeletal Muscle Growth and Differentiation

Hatch Multistate Project, NC1184, 10/1/15 - 9/30/20

Risatti, G., Pathobiology & Veterinary Sciences
Detection and Control of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Emerging Viral Diseases of Swine
Hatch Multistate Project, NC229, 10/1/14 – 9/30/19

Garmendia, A., Pathobiology & Veterinary Sciences
Detection and Control of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Emerging Viral Diseases of Swine
Hatch Multistate Project, NC229, 10/1/14 – 9/30/19

Rittenhouse, T., Natural Resources & the Environment

Assessment of wildlife responses to management of early successional habitats in Connecticut

Hatch Project, 10/1/13-9/30/18

Rodriguez, N., Nutritional Sciences

Novel approaches to maintaining muscel mass with aging: Unique contributions of yoga and dietary protein to protein and fat utilization

Hatch Project, 10/1/13-9/30/18

Rudnicki, M., Natural Resources & the Environment
Biomechanical assessment of silvicultural treatments to enhance wind firmness of forest edge trees in southern New England
McIntire-Stennis Project, 10/1/12 – 9/30/17
Schulthess, C., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Retention of Ions in constrained Environments  
Hatch Project, 10/1/12 – 9/30/17

Shah, F.,  Agricultural & Resource Economics
Benefits and costs of natural resources policies affecting ecosystem services on public and private lands
Hatch Multistate Project W-3133, 10/1/12 – 9/30/17

Silbart, L., Allied Health Sciences
The Role of cytoadherence in mycoplasma gallisepticum signalling and inflammation   
Hatch Project, 10/1/13 – 9/30/18

Smyth, J., Pathobiology & Veterinary Science

Development of a necrotic enteritis disease model in turkeys

Hatch Project, 10/1/12-9/30/17

Swallow, S., Agricultural & Resource Economics
Markets for and Values of Ecosystem Services: Experiments and Evaluations of Opportunities for New Farm and Rural Revenues in a Green Economy
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16

Tian, X., Animal Science
Germ Cell and Embryo Development and Manipulation for the Improvement of Livestock
Hatch Multistate Project, W-1171, W-2171, W-3171 10/1/14 – 9/30/19
Venkitararayanan, K., Animal Science
The potential health risk of Acinetobacter baumannii as a foodborne pathogen and attenuating its antibiotic resistance using plant-derived antimicrobials
Hatch Project, 10/1/12 – 9/30/17

Veradi, P.,Pathobiology & Veterinary Sciences
Novel methods for accelerated development of recombinant live vaccines

Hatch Project, 10/1/13 – 9/30/18

Vokoun, J., Natural Resources & the Environment
Landscape-scale conservation of coldwater stream fishes; documenting population level fragmentation, dispersal and viability
Hatch Project, 10/1/13 – 9/30/18       

Volin, J., Civco, D., Worthley, T., Natural Resources & the Environment
Forest Susceptibility to non-native woody plant invasion under different forest management practices                      
Hatch Project, 10/1/11 – 9/30/16

Volin, J., Worthely, T., Natural Resources & the Environment
Assessing capacity for small scale forest products production in CTMcIntire-Stennis Project, 10/1/13 – 9/30/18

Wang, H., Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Identification and characterization of regulatory genes involved in wood formation

Hatch Project, 10/1/13-9/30/18

Yang, X., Clause, J., Civco, D., Natural Resources & the Environment
Determination of suspended sediment concentration in rivers using remote sensing data
Hatch Project, 10/1/13 – 9/30/15

Zinn, S., Animal Science
Reproductive Performance in Domestic Ruminants
Hatch Multistate, W1112, W2112 10/1/11 – 9/30/16

News and Events


Graduate Student Reseach Forum

Save the date: Satuday, March 25th

9am - 3pm Oak Hall

More details here



Grant Announcements:


New grant awards

October-December 2016

SPS full list

Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Tatiana Andreyevea, $14,832. Updating the Rudd Tax Calculator, Healthy Food America


Animal Science:

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, $179,826  Understanding Nutrition Through Biomics, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Mary Anne Amalaradjou $95,013, Listeria Monocytogenes Growth and Survival on Peaches and Nectarines as influenced by Stone Fruit Operations. USDA/NIFA

Dennis D'Amico, $19,788, Determining the Efficacy of Commercial Protective Cultures for the Control of Salmonella and Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia Coli in Raw Mike for Cheesemaking, Walker (George) Mile Research Fund



Chet Arnold, $144,138,  Water and Sustainability: Education Curriculum using Online Mapping Tools to Support Teaching and Student Learning, USDA/NIFA

David Dickson, $28,000, Nitrogen Outreach Along the Connecticut Coast, EPA/Long Island Sound Office/ CT DEEP

Tessa L. Getchis, $7,573, Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program, DOC/NOAA/Oceanic and Atmospheric Research/UNH



Douglas Casa, $22,039, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools.

Douglas Casa, $24,999, Relationship SMSA and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools. 

Douglas Casa, $7,573, POLAR  Team Pro Validation and Comparison,   Polar Electro

Natural Resources and the Environment:

Beth A. Lawrence, $85,786, Increasing Biodiversity and Habitat Complexity in Invaded Wetlands., EPA/Loyola University Chicago

Anita Morzillo, $253,054, Attitudes Toward Black Bears and their Management in CT, DOI/US Fish and Wildlife Service/CT Dept of Energy and Eniv.Protection

Nutritional Sciences:

Christopher Blesso, $17,057, Anti-inflammatory and Hypolipidemic Effects of Egg Sphingomyelin for the Prevention of AtherosclerosisL A pilot study, American Egg Board


Paulo Verardi, $413,291, Rapid Development of Replication-controlled Vaccinia Virus Vectors for Vaccines and Therapeutics with Single or Double Safety Features, DHHS/NIH

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Joan E. Allen, $21,000, Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network, USDA/Dept of Agriculture

Donna R. Ellis, $6,586, Forest Pest Outreach, USDA/APHIS/CT AG Experiment Station

Jason Henderson, $78,323, Organic Turf and No-Pesticide Turf Demonstration Project, CT Dept of Energy and Envir.Protection



How to Join a Multistate Project

Instructions to join a Multistate Project   - Link to directions for viewing project proposals and for creating an Appendix E to authorize participation by your scientist(s) /specialist(s) in the above proposed projects. 

New NIMSS database users manual