Seminar and Events Announcements

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa holds regular seminar series that are open to students, faculty, and the public. The featured guest speakers come from local, national, and international institutes. Please see our seminar information from the School of Life Sciences and check this page regularly to see any updates on seminars. If you would like to share a special seminar announcement with our group please email us at

Date and TimeSeminar SeriesLocation
Mondays 11:30 am – 12:30 pmMicrobiology 690 SeminarTBA
Fridays 11:30 am – 12:30 pmEECB EvoluncheonVirtual
Fridays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pmSchool of Life Sciences SeminarSPAL155 / HOT

Upcoming Events

2/24-2/26SoLS graduate recruitment weekcontact hostChong, Heyduk, Muir
4/20-4/22Tester’s Symposium

Upcoming Seminars

School of Life Sciences Seminar

1/21/22Regulatory Affairs: Careers in scienceJai DentonSenior Regulatory Officer, Monash University, AustraliaReed
1/28/22Little blind cavefish, lead to big insightsSuzanne McGaughAssociate Prof, University of Minnesota, Saint PaulYoshizawa
2/4/22Life, Light, and Color: Visual Diversity in the Underwater WorldLorian SchweikertAssistant Prof, University of North Carolina WilmingtonPorter
2/11/22Feeling the Flow: Evolution of the Mechanosensory Lateral Line System in FishesJacqueline Webb Professor, University of Rhode IslandCole
2/18/22Walking the forbidden path for Local students: staying at UH for graduate schoolKawika WintersReserve Manager, He’eia National Estuarine Research ReserveFerguson
2/25/22Hitchhiker’s Guide to Graduate School – what I learned and wish I had knownBeth LenzAssistant director for diversity and community engagement, University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College ProgramMuir/Chong/Heyduk
3/4/22Studying swiftly swimming sharksMarianne PorterAssociate Prof, Florida Atlantic UniversityButler
3/11/22Plant diversity, aboveground biomass and soil organic carbon during tropical forest successionManichanh SatdichanhPostdoc, World Agroforestry Centre, East and Central Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of SciencesBarton
3/25/22Kuhio DayKuhio Day
4/1/22Environmental Hypoxia as a Driver of Phenotypic Evolution in Mexican CavefishWilliam R JefferyProfessor, Univ Maryland College parkYoshizawa
4/8/22Insights from an introduced lizard on coping with environmental change: Is it better to be behaviorally flexible or consistent?Robyn ScreenPhD candidate, SoLS UH ManoaWright
4/15/22Good FridayGood Friday
4/22/22Tester’s SymposiumTester’s SymposiumSoLS
4/29/22Patterns and processes shaping avian diversity across the Hawaiian ArchipelagoLuke CampilloPhD candidate, SoLS UH ManoaThomson
5/6/2022Oh the places you’ll go: population and phylogeographic insights in widely distributed marine taxa‘Ale‘alani DudoitPhD candidate, SoLS UH ManoaToonen
Fall 2022TBAJosha GrossAssociate Prof, Univ of CincinnatiYoshizawa
Fall 2022TBAPatricia Ornelas GarcíaAssociate Prof, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoYoshizawa
Fall 2022TBAKimberly A. PeytonResearch Scientist, State of Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Division of Aquatic Resources

EECB Evoluncheon Seminar