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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.

Kaipo Perez III, Ph.D.

I studied the flora and fauna at Kahaluˈu Bay, Hawaiˈi so that these resources may be forever perpetuated. 

Derek Wong, M.P.H., M.B.A.

Growing up, I thought life would be just to graduate high school, major something in the health sciences, continue to medical school, be a doctor, and that’s it.  

Seminar Series »

Biology / Botany Seminar Series

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

Peter Davies, Cornell

Biotech (GMO) Crops - Science and Sustainability

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Jill Zamzow, Senior Reef Fish Researcher, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, NOAA

Reef Fish Research Across the Pacific: an Overview of the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division's Fish Team

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Mike Hart, Simon Fraser University

Population Genetics of Speciation in Sea Stars and Humans

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