The Department of Biology at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa teaches its students a greater appreciation and understanding of living systems, using the unique environment of Hawaii as a natural laboratory for study. Learn More >
Students and faculty in the Department of Biology are passionate about their research, and have often received recognition for their work and dedication. See some of our recent achievements.
Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben will be giving a special lecture entitled, "Reportback from the Frontlines of the Climate Fight". The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the UHM Art Auditorium.
The seminar, "Bottom-up, top-down, and side-ways control of sponges: Conclusions muddled by methods" will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 3pm at Watanabe 420.
Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the annual Tester Memorial Symposium, hosted by the Department of Biology at UH Manoa, is now open. The call for abstracts will close on February 15, 2014.
Scientists have recently decoded the genome of the Western Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta bellii, one of the most widespread, abundant and well-studied turtles in North America. This freshwater turtle is only the second reptile species for which complete genome sequences have been assembled and analyzed, behind the green anole lizard.
Nanodiagnostics, LLC was recently established out of the lab of Kevin Bennett, Associate Professor in Biology. Nanodiagnostics brings novel, sensitive molecular imaging contrast agents to market.
Trawling the bottom of the ocean, dragging heavy metal equipment along the seabed at high speed, is the most destructive form of deep-sea fishing in the world. The fishing industry loves it because it is very effective. But it is indiscriminate and leaves behind a trail of devastation.