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.
Sherwood Lab Publishes New Article Naming a New Species of Mesophotic Algae after Zoology Graduate Student Josh Copus 06.22.20
Spearheaded by Alison Sherwood's lab, the newly published article "Biodiversity of Hawaiian Peyssonneliales (Rhodophyta): Sonderophycus copusii sp.
Zoology Graduate Student, Randi Rollins, won The University of Hawaii at Manoa 2020 Graduate Student Organization Merit Based Award for Research by a PhD student.
A new model developed by marine biologists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and University of Alberta is providing insight into the impact of lionfish, a venomous predatory fish that has invaded more than 7.3 million square kilometers in the Atlantic
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. Porter's research "Shedding new light on opsin evolution" helped shed light on the variance and murkiness of animal opsin proteins.
Biology was never my forte. In high school, I was exceptionally average in my biology courses. It was with great ambition and bravery that I decided to make it my primary major entering college and I can say that the program at UH Manoa challenged me in many ways. If not for this challenge, I would not have the career opportunities I currently have. I had always had a passion for helping people and decided that working in healthcare would be my ultimate career goal. My intent was to gather the educational background needed to prepare for a career in medicine.
My time as a UH Manoa student prepared me immensely for my future life because I was compelled to broaden my horizons through clubs, community service, and research. At first, I did not know what I wanted to do as my career goal other than the fact that I leaned towards health sciences such as the pre-medical and pre-pharmacy route.