Life Sciences, room 2


Research: Elemental cycling and secondary metabolite biosynthesis in environmental microbes.
Courses: Fundamentals of Microbiology, Biology of Microorganisms, Intro to Cell & Molecular
Office Hours: SP20 T/TH 10:45am-noon or by appt.

(808) 932-7501

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Life Sciences, room 11

Fall 2016 Office hours: Thursdays 12:30-1:45 and by appointment

Research: Biomarkers in cancer cell lines.
Courses: General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biostatistics, Immunology.

Research: Ecology and conservation of Hawaiian forests and forest birds.
Courses: Biostatistics, General Ecology, Avian Biology, Field Ornithology.

Courses: Introduction to Biology Lecture and Laboratory, Senior Seminar, History and Conservation of the Hawaiian Islands.

(808) 932-7572

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Wentworth Hall, room 10B

(808) 932-7715

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Sciences and Technology Building, room 110

Research: Evolutionary ecology of marine and terrestrial organisms.
Courses: Biostatistics, Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands, Advanced Tropical Island Ecology and Evolution.

Research: Agro-ecology, ecological genetics of crop species, food security.
Courses: Introductory Biology, Evolution, Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics.

(808) 932-7193

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Sciences and Technology Building, room 113

Research: Investigating the neuromodulatory effects of compounds derived from Native Hawaiian plants.
Courses: Genetics, Intermediate Cell and Molecular Biology.

Rebecca “Becky” Ostertag

Professor, Biology; Associate Program Chair, M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

(808) 932-7573

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Wentworth Hall, room 11

Research: Long-term forest dynamics in relation to climate change, nutrient cycling, invasive species, functional traits and restoration ecology.
Courses: General Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biostatistics, Plant Ecology, TCBES Core Courses.

Research: Marine mammal behavior and mating systems, humpback whales, spinner dolphins, animal cognition.
Courses: Marine Mammal Behavior, Animal Cognition.

Kristina L. Paxton

Affiliate Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science; Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology

Research: Movement Ecology, Avian Disease, and Conservation Genetics
Courses: Biostatistics, Introductory Biology, Quantitative Ecology, Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Field and Laboratory Methods

(808) 932-7179

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Sciences and Technology Building, room 111

Research: Regulation of cell division, with a focus on the use of in vitro biochemistry and in vivo cell biology to understand the mitotic spindle.
Courses: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Fundamental Microbiology.

Courses: Intermediate Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology of Microorganisms, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Genetics Laboratories.