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

  • The Robert E. Kane Lecture 2015

    Dr. Nicole DubilierDirector of the Symbiosis DepartmentMax-Planck-Institute for Marine MicrobiologyandProfessor for Microbial SymbiosisUniversity 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, 2015Reception to follow.The LibraryThe Kewalo Marine Laboratory41 Ahui StreetHonolulu, HI 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
  • UH ʻIlima SACNAS Chapter Hosts Its First Science Symposium

    The UH ʻIlima SACNAS Chapter recently hosted its first Science Symposium on Saturday, May 3 at the UH Mānoa Campus Center. SACNAS, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, is dedicated to advancing underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics Read More
  • PBRC Researchers Collaborate on First Transcriptome of the North Atlantic Copepod

    Perhaps if your name is Rip van Winkle you are not aware that the cod are gone. Not so for the towns and cities of New England and Atlantic Canada for which this and other fisheries have been the mainstay of the economy for hundreds Read More
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