Welcome to the Pacific Biosciences Research Center

  • Limahuli ahupua‘a on the island of Kaua‘i.Limahuli ahupua‘a on the island of Kaua‘i.The Pacific Biosciences Research Center is a center of excellence in interdisciplinary biological sciences, with its research, training, and outreach activities focused on the unique opportunities found in Hawaiʻi and throughout the Pacific Islands.  PBRC has received national and international recognition as a leader in integrated mountain-to-sea science, and uses as its guiding principle the concept of the Hawaiian ahupuaʻa, a self-sustaining unit highlighting the interrelationship between land and sea, and a communal responsibility for the land.  PBRC follows the ethic of sustainability with respect for the culture, values, and limited natural resources of Hawaiʻi.

Featured News From PBRC

  • Joanne Yew may have discovered a new and effective way to control insect pests

    An international team of scientists led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researcher Joanne Yew may have discovered a new and effective way to control insect pests that are a threat to agriculture and humans. Yew and her team identified a gene in vinegar flies Read More
  • Microbiome Initiative

    PBRC Director Margaret McFall-Ngai was present at the White House in Washington, DC, when the Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a National Microbiome Initiative on May 13. Dr. McFall-Ngai and other PBRC/SOEST faculty members will collaborate with researchers from other units in a Read More
  • 9th Annual Robert E. Kane Lecture 2015

    Dr. Nicole Dubilier Director of the Symbiosis Department Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology and Professor for Microbial Symbiosis University of Bremen, Germany “The Art of Harnessing Chemosynthesis: The remarkable diversity of symbioses between marine invertebrates and chemosynthetic bacteria.” 3:30 P.M. Friday, October 30, 2015 Reception to Read More
  • PBRC Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

    The Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) is very pleased to welcome three new faculty members: Drs. Joanne Yew, Margaret McFall-Ngai, and Edward (Ned) Ruby. Dr. Yew joined PBRC on April 7, 2015 from the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and the National University of Singapore. Drs. Read More
  • Dr. Healani Chang Receives US Fish & Wildlife Summer Faculty Fellowship

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), offers a Summer Fellowship Program for university faculty members willing to increase conservation career awareness on their campus through projects or enrichment of the STEM curricula. Dr. Healani Chang received a 6-week Faculty Fellowship to work with her Read More
  • Hadfield Named Professor Emeritus

    On March 20, 2014, the UH Board of Regents bestowed to Dr. Michael G. Hadfield, of PBRC and Kewalo Marine Lab, the high honor of being recognized as a Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Dr. Hadfield retired on October 1, 2013 after 45 Read More
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