Welcome to the UH Hilo Biology Department
Biology is one of the largest departments at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo with faculty expertise encompassing the disciplines of physiology, microbiology, molecular and population genetics, biostatistics, evolution, cell biology, botany, mycology, tropical forest ecology, conservation biology, marine ecology, and ichthyology. (About the Biology Department…)
News and Events
Biology alumni Megan Araujo and Mike Brigoli accepted into JABSOM
Megan Araujo and Michael Brigoli, UH Hilo Biology Alumni, have been recently accepted into John A. Burns School of Medicine (U of Hawaii). Both will begin their pathway to medicine in Fall 2015. Megan graduated with a 4.0 GPA and received a BS in Biology this past Fall (2014). Mike was a returning student that put aside his firefighter career to achieve his life long go of becoming a physician. Congratulations to both of you!
Brandi Antonio and Chris Yakym take home 1st place prizes in Microbiology
Brandi is an undergraduate senior Biology student that has been working in Dr.Awaya's lab for the past year. She attended the Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium on April 17 at UH Manoa and received 1st prize in the Undergraduate Student Division. Her research is titled, "Characterization of a Novel Microbe in Iotrochota protea via Secondary Metabolite Production and Antimicrobial Activity". Brandi will be graduating this Spring and attending Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate program this Fall. Chris Yakym, a TCBES graduate student, received 1st prize in the MS category at the annual American Society of Microbiology Hawaii Chapter symposium on April 25th on Oahu. His research is titled, "Microbial Diversity Associated with Two Hawaiian Drosophila, D.sproati and D.ochracea,and their Host Plants,Cheirodendrontrigynum and Freycinetia arborea".