Biology Directory

This listing contains all faculty and associates of the Department of Biology. They may be affiliated with other programs or departments of UH Mānoa, but they are all active in the research, programs, and activities that the Department of Biology typically engages in.

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Greta Aeby

Assistant Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Understanding the Role that Biological Interactions Play in Structuring the Coral Reef Community

Website

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7401

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Rosanna Alegado

Assistant Researcher, Department of Oceanography and UH Sea Grant Program

Room

C-MORE 111

Phone

(808) 956-0565

Allen Allison

Senior Zoologist, Bishop Museum

Population Biology, Systematics, Herpetology, Papuan Herpetofauna

Room

Bishop Museum

Phone

(808) 848-4145

Fax

(808) 847-8252

Whitlow Au

Researcher Emeritus, Marine Mammal Research Program, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Echolocation, Hearing and Acoustics of Marine Mammals

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 247-7426

Julie Bailey-Brock

Professor

Marine Invertebrates, Coral Reef Polychaetes, Anchialine Communities, Organic Enrichment and Pollution Ecology.

Website

Room

BioMed T301C, B

Phone

(808) 956-6149

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Paul C. Banko

Faculty

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Room

Kilauea Field Station

Phone

(808) 967-7396

Fax

(808) 967-8568

Anthony Barley

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Phylogenetics, landscapes genetics, herpetology, conservation.

Room

EDM 318A

Phone

(808) 956-9523

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Kevin Bennett

Associate Professor

Associate Chair

I have a broad interest in structural and functional microscopy and diagnostic imaging, wth a focus on molecular imaging . My lab develops new contrast agents and imaging strategies to sensitively detect physiological and cellular function with magnetic resonance imaging. Our current projects range from discovery science to translational medicine.

Room

EDM 309

Phone

(808) 956-8241

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Charles Birkeland

Professor Emeritus, Hawaii Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit

Coral reef ecology and management, marine community ecology

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Brian Bowen

Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Phylogeography and Conservation Genetics of Marine Vertebrates

Website

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7426

Marguerite Butler

Marguerite Butler

Associate Professor

Functional Morphology, Biomechanics, Phylogenetics, Macroevolution, Modeling, and Statistics

Website

Room

EDM 316

Phone

(808) 956-4713

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Sean Callahan

Professor and Associate Chair

Prokaryotic Biology; "Fixation" of Biologically Inert Dinitrogen Gas and Specialized Cells Along a Filament

Room

Sny 201

Phone

(808) 956-8015

Fax

(808) 956-5339

Christy Cameron

Academic Support - Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-6174

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Jessica Chen

Peer Advisor

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-8303

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Kathleen S. Cole

Kathleen S. Cole

Associate Professor

Evolution of Behavior, Morphology and Developmental Biology

Room

EDM 416

Phone

(808) 956-8618

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Sheila Conant

Professor Emerita, Biology

Life History, Ecology and Conservation Biology of Endemic Hawaiian Birds, Island Biology

Room

Dean 107

Phone

(808) 956-8241

Ian Cooke

Professor Emeritus, Pacific Biosciences Research Center

Cellular mechanisms linking electrical and secretory activities of peptide-secretory cells, especially the role of calcium movements in control of secretion

Room

PBRC 102

Phone

(808) 956-6776

Fax

(808) 956-6984

Robert Cowie

Researcher, Center for Conservation Research and Training

The Origins and Determinants of Biological Diversity in the Islands of the Pacific

Website

Room

Gil 408

Phone

(808) 956-4909

Fax

(808) 956-2647

Curtis Daehler

Curtis Daehler

Professor

  • Population biology of invasive plants
  • Predicting plant invaders - Weed Risk Assessments
  • Global and regional patterns of plant invasions
  • Plant-herbivore interactions
  • Effects of fire on native and alien plant recruitment in coastal grasslands
Room

St. John 413A

Phone

(808) 956-3929

Fax

(808) 956-3923

Heinz Gert de Couet

Heinz Gert de Couet

Professor

Molecular Cell Biology and Developmental Evolution

Room

EDM 413

Phone

(808) 956-9686

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Pia Dizon

Program Manager

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-7315

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Megan Donahue

Associate Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Population Ecology, Particularly of Interspecific Interactions

Website

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7417

Fax

(808) 236-7443

David Duffy

Professor, Department of Botany

How Natural Environments Respond to Pertubations

Room

St. John 410

Phone

(808) 956-8218

Fax

(808) 956-4710

Sachie Etherington

Sachie Etherington

Academic Support - Lab Coordinator

Room

EDM 213

Phone

(808) 956-4742

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Anuschka Faucci

Anuschka Faucci

Academic Support - Lab Coordinator

Room

EDM 213

Phone

(808) 956-4742

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Alan Friedlander

Scientist, National Geographic Society

Coral Reef Community Ecology, Fisheries Science, Marine Conservation Biology, and Traditional Marine Resource Use and Management

Room

Biomed A-103

Phone

(808) 956-8350

Fax

(808) 956-4238

Ruth Gates

Researcher and Director, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

The Biology of Corals and the Evolution of Animal Sensory Systems

Website

Room

HIMB Pauley 107

Phone

(808) 236-7420

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Michael G. Hadfield

Professor Emeritus, Pacific Biosciences Research Center

Larval Settlement and Metamorphosis; Conservation and Evolutionary Biology of Hawaiian Tree Snails

Room

Henke 336/Kewalo Lab 214

Phone

(808) 956-6176

Daniel K. Hartline

Researcher and Director, Bekesy Lab

Neurophysiology: Copepod Neurocology, Computational Properties of Network Neurons, Computational Studies of Space Clamp Errors in Point-Clamp Experiments

Room

PBRC 119

Phone

(808) 956-8003

Fax

(808) 956-6984

Mark Hixon

Sidney & Erica Hsiao Endowed Professor of Marine Biology,

Chair of Zoology Graduate Program

Marine ecology and conservation biology, especially involving fishes on coral reefs

Website

Room

EDM 417

Phone

(808) 956-6427

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Kim N. Holland

Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Physiology and Behavior of Aquatic Animals; Resource Conservation

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7410

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Brenden Holland

Associate Researcher, Center for Conservation Research and Training

The Mechanisms and Processes that Result in Diversification of Multicellular Life on Earth

Room

Henke 337

Phone

(808) 956-6176

Fax

(808) 956-2647

Cynthia L. Hunter

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, Marine Option Program

Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation

Website

Room

Dean 108/108 A

Phone

(808) 956-4748

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro

Director, CCRT/Director, HEBP/Research

Speciation, Evolutionary Biology, Sexual Selection Theory, Hawaiian Drosophilids

Room

Gil 406

Phone

(808) 956-6739

Fax

(808) 956-2647

Stephen A. Karl

Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Molecular Ecology, Evolution, Conservation and Population Genetics

Website

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7478

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Robert A. Kinzie

Professor Emeritus, Biology

Coral ecology and photobiology; Aquatic ecology

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Stephanie Kraft-Terry

Assistant Specialist - Academic Advising and Assessment, Advising Unit Coordinator

Academic Advising and Program-Level Assessment 

Room

EDM 216 B

Phone

(808) 956-0735

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Marissa Kuo

Office Assistant

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-8303

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Jeffrey Kuwabara

Jeffrey Kuwabara

Manoa Marine Option Program Coordinator

Room

Dean 105A

Phone

(808) 956-8433

Fax

(808) 956-2417

Marc O. Lammers

Assistant Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Marine Bioacoustics and Cetacean Behavior

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 375-0010

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Petra Lenz

Researcher, Bekesy Lab

Neuroecology of Zooplankton Sensory Systems

Website

Room

PBRC 119

Phone

(808) 956-8003

Fax

(808) 956-6984

Christopher Lepczyk

Associate Professor, University of Auburn

Thesis: Can altricial nestlings compensate for ephemeral reductions
in food abundance?

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Fax

N/A

George S. Losey

Professor Emeritus, Biology

Ethology of reef fishes especially regarding UV vision

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Peter Marko

Peter Marko

Associate Professor

Associate Chair

Evolution, Biogeography and Conservation

Website

Room

EDM 317

Phone

(808) 956-6146

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Margaret McFall-Ngai

Director, Pacific Biosciences Research Center

Professor, Kewalo Marine Laboratory

Animal-Bacterial Symbioses; the molecular 'design' of tissues that interact with light, including eyes and photophores

Room

PBRC 215, Kewalo Lab 218

Phone

(808) 956-8838

Fax

(808) 956-4768

Amy Moran

Amy Moran

Associate Professor

Marine Ecology and Evolution

Website

Room

EDM 311

Phone

(808) 956-6147

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Clifford W. Morden

Associate Professor

Plant Molecular Systematics, Evolution, Population Genetics, Hybrid Plant Biology, Biogeography, Conservation Biology

Room

St. John 602A

Phone

(808) 956-9636

Fax

(808) 956-3923

Paul Nachtigall

Researcher and Director, Marine Mammal Research Program, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Cetacean Sensory and Perceptual Processes

Website

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 247-5297

Fax

(808) 247-5831

Sandy Nguyen

Office Assistant

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-8303

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Jain Pak

Academic Support - Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-8996

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Sally Park

Peer Advisor

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-4722

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Megan Porter

Assistant Professor

Molecular Evolution; Visual System Evolution.

Room

EDM 411

Phone

(808) 956-3266

Fax

(808) 956-4745

John Randall

Senior Ichthyologist Emeritus, Bishop Museum

Taxonomy and Biogeography of Tropical Marine Fishes

Room

Bishop Museum

Phone

(808) 848-4130

Fax

(808) 847-8252

Floyd Reed

Floyd Reed

Assistant Professor

Room

EDM 412

Phone

(808) 956-6489

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Ernst S. Reese

Professor Emeritus, Biology

Behavioral ecology of coral reef animals

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Robert H. Richmond

Research and Director, Kewalo Marine Laboratory

Marine Conservation, with a Focus on Coral Reefs

Room

Kewalo Lab 218

Phone

(808) 539-7331

Fax

(808) 599-4817

Ku'ulei Rodgers

Faculty

Mauka/Makai Connection Between Watersheds and Reefs Including Indicators of Reef Condition and Impacts of Ocean Acidification

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7440

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Andrew Rossiter

Andrew Rossiter

Director of State Aquarium

Director of Waikiki Aquarium

Awareness of the Ecology, Biology and Conservation Status of Fishes through Aquarium Exhibition

Room

2777 Kalakaua Ave

Phone

(808) 923-9741

Fax

(808) 923-1771

Edward G. Ruby

Professor, Kewalo Marine Lab

Microbe-host signaling; Bacterial behavior (bioluminescence, chemotaxis and quorum sensing); Comparative genomics and population biology

Room

Kewalo Lab 318

Phone

(808) 539-7309

Fax

(808) 599-4817

Alison Sherwood

Graduate Chair

Algal Biodiversity

Room

St. John 607C

Phone

(808) 956-3930

Fax

(808) 956-4115

Audrey Shintani

Audrey Shintani

Administration Officer

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-4711

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Celia Smith

Professor

Physiological Ecology of Reef Algae and Corals with Related Issues in Marine Ecology

Room

St. John 614A

Phone

(808) 956-6947

Fax

(808) 956-3923

Cheryl Squair

Cheryl Squair

Academic Support - Lab Coordinator

Room

EDM 213

Phone

(808) 956-4742

Fax

(808) 956-4745

John S. Stimson

Professor Emeritus, Biology

Population and community ecology of corals and reef fishes

Room

N/A

Phone

N/A

Keao Sunaoka

Keao Sunaoka

Academic Support - Lab Coordinator

Room

EDM 213

Phone

(808) 956-4742

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Andrew D. Taylor

Andrew D. Taylor

Associate Professor

Department Chair

Population and Community Ecology of Interspecific Interactions; Applied Statistics

Website

Room

EDM 409

Phone

(808) 956-4706

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Florence Thomas

Associate Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Coral reefs, coastal ecology, invertebrate reproduction, and biomechanics

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7418

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Diana Thompson

Academic Support - Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Room

EDM 216

Phone

(808) 956-0824

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Robert Thomson

Robert Thomson

Assistant Professor

Systematic Biology, Evolution and Conservation

Website

Room

EDM 313

Phone

(808) 956-6476

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Robert J. Toonen

Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Dispersal and Recruitment of Invertebrate Larvae; Population Genetics, Evolution & Ecology of Marine Invertebrates

Room

HIMB

Phone

(808) 236-7425

Fax

(808) 236-7443

Timothy C. Tricas

Professor

Co-Director, Marine Biology Graduate Program

Behavior and Sensory Biology of Fishes

Website

Room

BioMed A208

Phone

(808) 956-8677

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Les Watling

Professor

Biology of Deep-sea Octocorals and Their Associates, Biology of Crustacea, and Conservation Studies

Room

EDM 312

Phone

(808) 956-8621

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Christopher Z. Womersley

Christopher Z. Womersley

Professor

Physiological Ecology/Adaptive Biochemistry; Dehydration and Freezing Stress; Biological Control

Room

Snyder Hall 406

Phone

(808) 956-8622; (808) 956-2264

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Amber Wright

Assistant Professor

Ecology and Conservation Biology

Website

Room

EDM 314

Phone

(808) 956-3639

Fax

(808) 956-4745

Masato Yoshizawa

Masato Yoshizawa

Assistant Professor

I am interested in the evolutionary mechanisms that generate novel "adaptive" function in animals.

Room

EDM 414

Phone

(808) 956-6682

Fax

(808) 956-4745