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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.

Connecting with Alumni Series - November 18 09.30.14

The Department of Biology would like to invite you to a special series to connect with Alumnus Michael Ortega, PhD Candidate at the John A. Burns School of Medicine Institute for Biogenesis Research.  This seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 18 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in EDM 215.  Please RSVP as space is limited.

Open Application Cycle for Graduate Student Research Grants 09.19.14

The Department of Biology offers several research and travel awards for graduate students made possible through donations and endowments from alumni and former faculty.

Dr. Mark Hixon: Saving Big Old Fish Sustains Fisheries 10.17.14

Large female fish essential for replenishing stocks

UHM Marine Option Program Students Recast and Preserve the History Found in Shipwrecks 09.19.14

The maps the students create will help state and federal agencies monitor the sites and protect them from looters, preserving their place in history.

Cameron Dabney

I knew at a very young age that I wanted to become a marine biologist.

Chuong Tran, M.D.

My road to medicine started early in life, inspired by my grandfather who was a family physician and my role model.

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Biology / Botany Seminar Series

Fridays 3:30 - 4:20 p.m. in BioMed B-103