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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.

UHM's Marine Option Program in American Samoa this Past Spring Break 04.07.15

Members of the University of Hawaii Marine Option Program join students and faculty of the ASCC Marine Science Program to participate in the Quantitative Underwater Ecological Surveying Techniques (QUEST) field course in American Samoa.

Dr. Robert Thomson Awarded the University of Hawaii Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research 05.18.15

The Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community.

Van Velasco

Five years ago at this time of the morning I would have been putting on a lab apron, layers of nitrile gloves, protective sleeves, and grabbing a bottle of EtOH (ethanol) to sterilize my workspace.

Danielle Jayewardene, Ph.D.

The year was 2000 and I had a freshly earned biology undergraduate degree in hand from the University of London (King’s College London), but with no idea as to what I wanted to do in life. 

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Biology / Botany Seminar Series

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

Effect of the Toxic Dinoflagellate Alexandrium Fundyense on the Calanoid Copepod Calanus Finmarchicus

Vittoria Roncalli, Ph.D. Defense, Department of Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

May 21 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

BioMed B-103