A total of seven UH Hilo students were selected to present their research in biomedical or biobehavioral science as first authors. Kailee Yoshimura and Michelle Biete each won an award for their presentations.
Adam Pack is conducting research on the leeward side of Maui, inside the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, to collect data on whale song to determine if there is a correlation between the quality of the song and the fitness of an individual whale.
UH Hilo alumna E’Lisa Lee studied astronomy at the Hawaiʻi Island campus. She helped carry out the observations for the study while working as a telescope operator.
It is the first genome assembly of taro that has been associated with genes that underpin resistance to taro leaf blight, information that may enhance taro breeding programs.
Under the tutelage of artificial intelligence expert Travis Mandel, assistant professor of computer science, the interdisciplinary “Human-in-the-Loop Research Experience” was supported by the National Science Foundation.
The findings of the study led by Trisha Atwood and published in Science Advances, challenge a two-decades-long perception that predators were the most likely group to fall victim to mass extinction.
It was a summer of discovery and growth for students conducting research in the program known as the Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science or PIPES. The public is invited to listen to the students’ presentations about their work in a virtual symposium.
A recent investigation published by Scott Ferguson and colleagues shows for the first time that five days of dietary nitrate supplementation via beetroot juice improves exercise tolerance in a mouse model of sickle cell disease.