Thomas Hoagland

Professor (Emeritus)


I have throughout my academic career been interested in the efficiency of livestock production. I have worked with a group of colleagues interested in growth. Recently, For many years, I have worked with a colleague interested in food safety.

Dr. Hoagland is also advisor of Alpha Gamma Rho and Block & Bridle.

Research Interests

My long term research interest is in improving reproductive efficiency in farm animals. I have focused on control of ovarian and testicular function. My interest in the ovary is with steroid hormone production in the granulosal and luteal tissue. We have recently isolated functional mitochondria from bovine corpora lutea (site of rate limiting step in progesterone synthesis) and found that both ATP and progesterone synthesis are reduced when PGF2a are added to the media.

Hobbies/Non-Academic Interests

  • Chairperson of the Chaplin Board of Education
  • Treasurer of the Hampton/Chaplin Little League
  • Training hunting dogs
  • Skeet shooting
Thomas Hoagland
Contact Information
Emailthomas.hoagland@uconn.edu
Phone860-486-1069
Office LocationGeorge White Bldg., Room 004B