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Staff

Helen Turano, PhD

  • Development of genetic techniques in marine Bacteroidetes
  • Role of bacterial outer membrane vesicles in signaling to eukaryotes
  • Pigments from marine Bacteroidetes
 
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Mirielle Guzman, MS

  • Algoriphagus mutant library screening
  • Bioinformatics analysis, microbial community dynamics of coastal habitats

Graduate students

Aka Beebe, MS candidate in Oceanography

  • Recipient, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Fellowship (2016-2018)
  • Funded by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Sea Grant, SMART Ala Wai Initiative
  • Effects of restoration and environmental perturbation on microbial communities within Native Hawaiian Fishpond
 

Hoaka Thomas, MS candidate in Marine Biology

  • Recipient, Hauʻoli Mau Loa Graduate Fellowship (2017-2019) and funded by NSF
  • Life history strategies of choanoflagellates in subtropical estuaries
 
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Eric Tong, PhD candidate in Oceanography (co-advised with Rob Toonen, HIMB)

  • Comparative analysis of Tahitian reef species population genetics under distinct management regimes

Undergraduates


Alumni

Staff

  • Nalani Olguin (UH Mānoa): NHSEMP fellow, 2017 NSF REU

Postdoctoral researchers

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

  • Daniel Amato, Environmental Scientist, EnviroServices and Training Center

Graduate students

  • Kilika Bennett, MA Hawaiian Language, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
  • Paula Moehlenkamp, MS Oceanography (co-advised with Margaret McManus)

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
  • Madison Miura (Williams College): 2017 NSF Biodiversity REU
  • Jaimie Archambault (Sitting Bull Tribal College): 2017 NSF Biodiversity REU
  • Allie Oxley (Heritage Tribal College): 2018 NSF Pacific Islander REU in Environmental Biology

High School students

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