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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 - April 7 01.26.15

The Department of Biology would like to invite you to a special series to connect with Alumna Dr. Crystal Kimura Tsuda, Supervisor for the Centralized Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente.  This seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in EDM 215.  Please RSVP as space is limited.

Connecting with Alumni Series - March 3 01.26.15

The Department of Biology would like to invite you to a special series to connect with Alumnus Jason Chow, Operations Manager at Local I'a Community Supported Fishery.  This seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in EDM 215.  Please RSVP as space is limited.

Connecting with Alumni Series - February 3 01.08.15

The Department of Biology would like to invite you to a special series to connect with Alumnus Dr. Craig Musburger, President at HD under H20.  This seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 3 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in EDM 215.  Please RSVP as space is limited.

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. 

Seminar Series »

Biology / Botany Seminar Series

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

Marine Aquaria, Friend or Foe in Coral Reef Conservation?

Andrew Rhyne, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Roger Williams University, Research Scientist of the New England Aquarium

Jan 9 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

BioMed B-103

Forming a lasting relationship: Establishment and maintenance of the squid-vibrio symbiosis

Margaret McFall-Ngai, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin Madison

Jan 14 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

St. John 11