Dr. Rossi is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Molecular and Cell Biology department at University of Connecticut. Trish received her PhD from the University of Connecticut Health Center, and pursued Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore MD and The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD. Her research interests include undergraduate education, germination pathways in Bacillus spp., soil microbiology and novel antibiotic production from environmental bacteria.