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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.

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.

Nerd Night Honolulu at Anna O'Briens!

Please join us for Nerd Night on April 3!

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.

Meet Hae Jin (Esther) Yi!

About Esther: Although I was born in New York, I have grown up in Hawaii since the age of 6 and proudly consider it to be my home.

Seminar Series »

Biology / Botany Seminar Series

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

Structure, function, and evolution of sensory systems in marine invertebrates

Dr. Alex Kingston, University of South Carolina

Oct 19 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Bilger 150

Assembly dynamics for a coral-associated reef community: spatial and temporal patterns, and a test of priority effects

Chelsie Counsell, UH Manoa Marine Biology, Dissertation Defense

Oct 26 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Bilger 150