Neurosciences Graduate Specialization
International Cultural Studies
c/o Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB)
J. Leong, PhD (Chair)—HIMB
The Academic Program
The marine biology specialization is a UH Manoa-wide program focusing on recent advances in the understanding of marine systems at the ecological, organismic, and cellular-molecular levels. Students can select courses, advisors, and research opportunities from a wide range of specialties, including: marine botany, ecology, genetics, virology, microbiology, zoology, aquaculture, behavioral biosystematics, biological oceanography, coral reef biology, fisheries, and molecular biology.
The marine biology specialization is available to graduate students in botany, microbiology, oceanography, and zoology. Prospective graduate students must apply first to one of these programs. Applications from students who have been accepted to botany, microbiology, oceanography, or zoology who have also indicated a desire to specialize in marine biology are reviewed by the Marine Biology Admissions Committee.
Students specializing in marine biology supplement the courses required for a degree in their chosen field with courses specific to marine biology. The actual selection is determined by the student in consultation with his or her advisor. Graduate student research is carried out in the laboratories of the graduate faculty. These include laboratories in Edmondson Hall, Snyder Hall, St. John Laboratory (botanical sciences), Marine Science Building, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (located on Coconut Island in Kaneohe Bay), Bekesy Laboratory, and Kewalo Laboratory of the Pacific Biomedical Research Center. Research capabilities include DNA sequencing using PCR technology; video and acoustic recording for ecological and behavioral studied of coral reef and planktonic organisms; transmission and scanning electron, ultraviolet, and light microscopy; electrophoretic analysis; flow cytometry; and radioisotope tracer studies.
M. Berry, PhD (Chair)—cell and molecular biology
The purpose of this specialization is to allow graduate students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in various disciplines (e.g., medicine, psychology, engineering, computer science, molecular bioscience, etc.) to formally specialize in neuroscience. This is accomplished by taking a minimum of 4 courses plus participate in a "journal club" focusing on neuroscience as approved by the Graduate Chair.
Degree Offered: BA in interdisciplinary studies
See the “Colleges of Arts and Sciences” section for more information.
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