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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.

Congratulations to Kirill Vinnikov for receiving an EECB Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowship 04.15.14

Congratulations to Kirill Vinnikov for receiving an Ecology, Evoluation, and Conservation Biology (EECB) Watson T.

Special Lecture with Dr. Bill McKibben 02.20.14

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.

Call for Abstracts for 39th Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium 01.17.14

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.

Western Painted Turtle Genome Decoded 11.15.13

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 11.15.13

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.

Deep-sea trawling must be banned 10.25.13

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.

Yasmin Dar Fasi, M.A.

My heart has always been and always will be in the field of science. It's definitely the coolest major to have ;) However, I knew that my real passion was always in television and entertainment. 

James Morioka

Last year, I spent the summer at Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands conducting Hawaiian monk seal research as a marine biologist.  It truly was the greatest experience of my life.

Knewton Sakata, M.D.

On December 24, 1999, a car accident left my life hanging by a thread. My stint in the trauma ICU sparked my interest in medicine. After taking a semester off to recuperate, I returned to UH Mānoa to receive my BA in Biology through the College of Natural Sciences.

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Biology / Botany Seminar Series

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

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