Associate Professor Pacheco studies sexual and reproductive health, specifically, pelvic inflammatory disease, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, and cesarean delivery rates.
One of the main goals of Knope’s research program is integrating the way biologists study living organisms with the way fossil organisms are studied, so that direct comparisons can be made between the modern and the ancient.
Assistant Professor Sutton is using genomic information to protect the endangered Hawaiian crow. The genetic research helps answer many conservation management questions, an important component to making the best decisions possible based on good information.
Assistant Professor Tao is investigating mechanisms of cell division to provide clues for cancer treatment. His ultimate goal is to find an effective way to cure cancer.
Professor Wiegner research focuses on microbial pollution from sewage. Specifically, she assesses the impact of humans on water quality in fresh and marine environments.
Associate Professor Cooksey is researching the large-scale gaseous structure in the universe. Her area of expertise is the intergalactic medium (IGM), the gas surrounding and between galaxies.
Professor Gotshalk investigates physiological responses of athletes and the aging. His research interests are physiological responses to stress, musculoskeletal response to aging, and diminishment of musculoskeletal performance due to aging.
Themes of Professor Binder’s research have included time series analysis, the relation between chaos and theory of computation, and the study of siphons.
Professor Hon specializes in volcanology, petrology and mineralogy. His research interests concentrate on basaltic volcanoes in Hawai‘i and large ash-flow caldera eruptions.
Professor Ostertag is a tropical forest ecologist whose research interests revolve around understanding how tropical forests are structured and how tropical ecosystems function. Specifically, she is researching Hawaiian lowland wet forests.