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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.

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 back for all of the exciting details on the 44th Annual Tester Symposium - coming soon!

New Study Published by Dr. Les Watling! 04.11.18

Dr. Les Watling and colleagues recently published an article in Frontiers in Marine Science.

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.

Meet Amber!

Aloha! My name is Amber and I am a proud Biology graduate from the Class of 2004. One of my lifelong goals has always been to come home and serve my community.

Seminar Series »

Biology / Botany Seminar Series

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

Climate and fishing impacts on North Pacific fisheries: Insights and projections from contrasting approaches to ecosystem modeling

Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats, UH Manoa Marine Bio Dissertation Defense

Feb 15 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Bilger 150

A Dynamic Shift: a Molecular Perspective on Bidirectional Hermaphroditism in Two Reef Fish Species in the Family Goblidae

Jessica Maxfield - UH Manoa Zoology (Dissertation Defense)

Feb 22 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Bilger 150