Faculty Cindy Tian and undergraduate student Elizabeth Johnson from the UConn College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources are creating a plant-derived antimicrobial treatment for illness in cattle caused by microplasma bovis.
Their product, called MycoZap, primarily intends to prevent diseases like pneumonia and mastitis. The MycoZap team participated in Accelerate UConn, and decided to join Summer Fellowship because they wanted “to learn more and take the information a step further,” in the words of Johnson.
Thus far in Summer Fellowship, Johnson states the team has learned “How to effectively communicate information about the project to potential buyers,” and “how everything is connected to each other from start to end!”
By the end of Summer Fellowship, the team hopes to gain “ the information that is necessary to form, run, grow a successful business.”