We are a transdisciplinary laboratory for basic and applied  research located in  at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

The Alegado lab is part of the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education housed within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, which brings together microbial ecologists, biogeochemists and bioinformaticists to focus on understanding the role of microbes in global oceanographic processes. We are associated with the Coastal Sustainability Initiative in Sea Grant and the Pacific Biosciences Research Center. 

The overarching goal of our research is to understand how bacteria shape the adaptive potential of their ecosystem. 

  • What is the nature of microbial signals that elicit morphogenic responses in eukaryotes & how do they function?
  • What mechanisms underlie signaling from bacteria to eukaryotes (& vice versa)?
  • What is the function of an individual bacterial species within its community/ecosystem?


Mailing address: C-MORE Hale, 1950 East-West Rd. Honolulu, HI 96822