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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.

"Why Americans are letting the oceans die …and why there is still hope" 04.16.19

Check out this awesome article by Dr. Mark Hixon for Stanford University's Millenium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere: 

New Course - BIOL 310 Climate Change in Cinema! 01.08.19

This new course is open to All UH Students! 

44th Annual Tester Symposium - April 10-12, 2019! 09.05.18

Please check out our website here for all the exciting details on this year's Tester Symposium!

Biology Professor's research on Cavefish may lead to therapeutic methods in autism, schizophrenia 07.21.16

The research group is led by Prof. Masato Yoshizawa, an Assistant Professor with the Manoa Department of Biology.

Prof. Megan Porter's Research Featured in article in ScienceNews! 07.07.16

Prof. Porter's research "Shedding new light on opsin evolution" helped shed light on the variance and murkiness of animal opsin proteins.

Annie Do

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Lynn Luu

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Biology / Botany Seminar Series

Fridays 3:30 - 4:20 p.m. in BIL 150

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