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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.


Pioneering Microbiome Science Aims For Breakthroughs At UH Center

Pioneering microbiome science aims for breakthroughs at UH center

A national center of excellence at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is doing much more than groundbreaking biomedical research. The Integrative Center for Environmental Microbiomes and Human Health (ICEMHH)…

Precision Nutrition COBRE Core Bucks Recipient Receives Award

Precision Nutrition COBRE Core Bucks Recipient Receives Award

Assistant Professor Peter Washington from the Information and Computer Sciences Department, a recipient of Core Bucks through the Precision Nutrition COBRE Core Bucks Program, recently received a $2.18-million New Innovator Award from the National Institutes…

Born A Scientist: Kiana Frank’s Work Builds Upon Foundation Of Her Kūpuna

Born a scientist: Kiana Frank’s work builds upon foundation of her kūpuna

Some people become scientists. For Assistant Professor Kiana Frank of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, it was evident early on in her…

2023 Field Biology Award: Norine Yeung

2023 Field Biology Award: Norine Yeung As a malacologist focusing on Pacific Island land snails (the world’s most threatened animal group), Norine Yeung, along with her colleagues, have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of…

A Ridge-to-reef Ecosystem Microbial Census Reveals Environmental Reservoirs For Animal And Plant Microbiomes

A ridge-to-reef ecosystem microbial census reveals environmental reservoirs for animal and plant microbiomes

The research team conducted a near-complete census of all environmental substrates and possible hosts to microbes within Waimea Valley watershed. Shown here is a fungus. Microbes are found in nearly…



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