The Smithsonian’s Global Genome Initiative has provided funding for UH Hilo graduate student Jeffery Stallman to gather tissue samples and analyze DNA from all native plants in the Compositae (daisy family) found on Hawai‘i Island.
The project established a set of tools that were implemented through the Hawaiʻi Health Information Exchange system to communicate important clinical information to support patient care.
UH Hilo alumnus Jonathan Koch is doing postdoctoral work at his alma mater, helping to establish the Hilo campus as a hub for high impact genomics science.
Travis Mandel came to UH Hilo to help design a new data science program. His long term goal is to have UH Hilo stand out on a national level.
Leading one of 32 projects across the country funded by a NOAA grant to boost aquaculture, UH Hilo aquaculturist Maria Haws will head the Hawai‘i effort to assess the feasibility of forming a cooperative or other employee-owned corporation.
Jonathan Koch was bit by the entomology bug while an undergraduate at UH Hilo. Now he’s back at the university with a PhD and a passion for pollinators.
Rose Hart, a second-year graduate student at UH Hilo was recognized for her research using small unmanned aerial systems to map shoreline change at Hapuna State Beach Park.
After extensive temperature measurements and targeted geophysical surveys sponsored by the Office of Maunakea Management, the permafrost on Maunakea has been re-documented.
Professor of Applied Engineering Shihwu Sung believes Hawai‘i Island is a prime location for this type of research.
Profs. Peter Mills and Steve Lundblad’s work has helped define the role of the Maunakea adze quarry and other stone tool quarries in ancient Hawaiian economies, inter-island voyaging and trade. Peter Mills, an anthropology professor at the University of Hawaiʻi