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Assistant Professor, Oceanography & Sea Grant College Program


Staff

Helen Turano, PhD

  • Development of genetic techniques in marine Bacteroidetes
  • Algoriphagus mutant library screening
  • Role of bacterial outer membrane vesicles in signaling to eukaryotes
 

Mirielle Guzman, MS

  • Algoriphagus mutant library screening
  • Microbial ecology of coastal habitats

Graduate students

Aka Beebe, MS candidate in Oceanography

  • Recipient, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Fellowship
  • Effects of restoration and environmental perturbation on microbial communities within Native Hawaiian Fishponds
 
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Kilika Bennett, MA candidate in the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

  • Climate reconstruction in Hawaiʻi using Hawaiian language translation from historical primary source material
  • Funded by the Pacific Island Climate Science Center (USGS)
 
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Paula Moehlenkamp, MS candidate in Oceanography (co-advised by Margaret McManus)

  • Physical constraints on microbial communities within Native Hawaiian fishponds
  • Funded by Sea Grant and Hawaiʻi State Department of Health
 

Hoaka Thomas, MS candidate in Marine Biology (starting Fall 2017)

  • Recipient, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Graduate Fellowship and funded by NSF
  • Life history strategies of choanoflagellates in subtropical estuaries

Undergraduates


Alumni

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Kiana Frank, Assistant Professor, UH Mānoa Pacific Biosciences Research Center

  • Daniel Amato, Environmental Scientist, EnviroServices and Training Center

Undergraduates

  • Mikela Branco (UH Mānoa): NHSEMP fellow, Hulili Career Development Award, 2015 NSF Tribal REU
  • Nakoa Farrant (Harvard University): 2014 C-MORE Summer Fellow
  • Akamu Jaber (UH Mānoa): 2014-2015 C-MORE Scholar
  • Leah Shizuru (Kapiolani Community College/UH Mānoa): 2015 NSF Tribal REU
  • Ryan Ueunten (UH Mānoa): GES Senior thesis, co-advised with Axel Timmermann
  • Kyle Yoshida (Harvard College): 2015 NSF Tribal REU

High School students

  • Hope Ushiroda-Garma (Kamehameha Schools Kapālama): 2015 C-MORE Summer Fellow