FACULTY INFORMATION
Banna, Jinan

Associate Prof. in Human Nutrition  


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Email:  jcbanna@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7857
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Nutrition Education, Community Nutrition
Caires, Kyle

Asst Extn Agent  


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Email:  kccaires@hawaii.edu
Phone:  244-3242
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Draper, Jennifer Leigh

Lecturer  


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Email:  jdraper@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-9114
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

DuPonte, Michael W

Co Extn Agent  


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Email:  mduponte@hawaii.edu
Phone:  969-8218
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Livestock and Pasture Management
Esquivel, Monica

Assistant Professor and Dietetics Program Director  


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Email:  monicake@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8691
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Registered Dietitian Community Nutrition Childhood Obesity Prevention
Fialkowski, Marie Kainoa

Assoc Prof  


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Email:  mariekf@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8337
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Infant Feeding, Nutrition and Health in Indigenous Populations, Nutritional Assessment, Nutrition Education for Underserved Populations, Online Nutrition Course Delivery
Hackney, Lara

Instructor  


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Email:  laraj27@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-3837
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

He, Yanghua

Assistant Professor of Animal Genomics and Epigenomics  


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Email:  yanghua.he@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7090
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

1. Benchwork: Sequencing platforms: Illumina HiSeq; Mi-seq; 10*Genomics; Nanopore sequencing. Library constructions for sequencing: DNA-seq; RNA-seq; ChIP-seq and CUT&RUN; MBD-seq; MeDIP-seq; WGBS; RRBS; Bisulfite cloning sequencing; pyrosequencing; HiC; PLAC-seq; ATAC-seq. CRISPR-based technologies (Genome-editing and Epigenome-editing). sgRNA Library Screening. 2. Data analysis: Bioinformatics in Genetic and Epigenetic data analysis; Galaxy platform; Linux Operating System; Computational languages: Perl, Python, R, Matlab, SAS, C++
Ho, Kacie

Asst Prof  


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Email:  kacieho@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8286
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Jamieson, Kristen

Waianae Farm to School Coordinator  


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Email:  kejamie@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7095
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Jha, Rajesh

Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of Animal Sciences  


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Email:  rjha@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-4122
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Joy, Marshall

Jr Extn Agent  


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Email:  joymarsh@hawaii.edu
Phone:  567-6929
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Jun, Soojin

Professor  


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Email:  soojin@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8283
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Food Engineering, Food Processing, Food preservation, Biosensing
Katulski, Savannah

Jr. Extension Agent - Livestock  


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Email:  katulski@hawaii.edu
Phone:  274-3472
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Livestock nutrition (trace mineral, growth, finishing), health, and management Grazing management
Kim, Yong-Soo

Researcher  


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Email:  ykim@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8335
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Growth physiology; muscle biology ; meat science: Cattle-ProductionSwine-Production-all aspectsCattle-PostharvestSwine-Postharvest
Lee, Chin Nyean

Specialist  


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Email:  chinl@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-4882
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Reproductive Physiology Dairy Science: Cattle-Dairy -Pasture ManagementForage Crops in gen.-MarketingCrops in gen.-Agricultural DevelopmentAnimals in gen.-Agricultural DevelopmentPasture in gen.-Management
Lee, Cheng Sheng

Researcher and Exec Dir Ctr for Trop & Subtrop Ag  


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Email:  chenglee@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-3385
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Reproduction control in marine finfish and marine shrimp; Early life history of fish and shrimp; Ecology of live feed organisms; and Aquaculture Management in general.
Lee, Mi-Jeong

Asst Prof  


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Email:  leemj7@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-9565
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Li, Yong

Assoc Prof  


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Email:  liyong@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-6408
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Mishra, Birendra

Assistant Professor  


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Email:  bmishra@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7021
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Reproductive Physiology of Domestic Animals and Poultry, Environmental stress on reproduction, Transcriptional regulation of egg formation in the laying hens, nutritional programming to increase the reproductive efficiencies.
Nakamoto, Stuart T

Extension Economist/Spec  


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Email:  snakamo@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8125
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Agr. marketing / adding value (marketing of specialty crops & products); agribusiness management; agr. economics; risk management; tea; blueberries
Novotny, Rachel

Professor  


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Email:  novotny@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-3848
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Community and global nutrition; Maternal and child nutrition; Public health nutrition; Field assessment of nutrition status
Odani, Jenee

Associate Specialist, Extension Veterinarian, Pre-Vet Adviser  


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Email:  jsodani@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-3847
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Diseases of terrestrial & aquatic livestock; board-certified in veterinary anatomic pathology,
Seale, Andre P.

Asst Research Professor  


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Email:  seale@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-8961
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Comparative endocrinology, fish physiology, cell and molecular biology, signal transduction, finfish aquaculture.
Thorne, Mark

Specialist  


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Email:  thornem@hawaii.edu
Phone:  887-7625
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Rangeland ecology and Management, Livestock nutrition, health, and management.
Titchenal, C. Alan

Assoc Prof  


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Email:  titch@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7411
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

nutrition and human performance, sports nutrition, energy balance, dietary supplements, iron nutrition, journalism
Tousman, Amy

Lecturer  


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Email:  tousman@hawaii.edu
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Yang, Jinzeng

Professor & Chair  


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Email:  jinzeng@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-6073
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Molecular biolgy Animal biotechnology Transgenic animals Genetics Gene regulation Muscle biology Lactation physiology Mammary gland biology
Zaleski, Halina M

Specialist  


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Email:  halina@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7594
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Swine-Production-all aspects Swine-Reproduction Swine-Waste Management Swine-Animal Welfare Animals in gen.-Production-all aspects Animals in gen.-Waste Management Animals in gen.-Animal Welfare Experimental Design and Analysis
Gut Check for Poultry 6 July 2020

Gut Check for Poultry

Paper on chickens’ intestinal health wins top award

Rajesh Jha and his grad student Sudhir Yadav of the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences were awarded the 2019 Best Paper Award by the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology.

Nutrition Outreach 3 June 2020

Nutrition Outreach

Professor honored for obesity prevention locally and internationally

Congratulations to Jinan Banna, who has been distinguished by the American Society for Nutrition with a Nutrition Education and Behavioral Sciences Research Interest Section Mid-Career Award. This highly competitive award is presented to a mid-career investigator who demonstrates outstanding research and contributions to the field of nutrition education and/or behavior change.

Congratulations to Kacie Ho 20 May 2020

Congratulations to Kacie Ho

Winner of the 2020 Dean’s Award for Ka Pouhana mentorship

Normally celebrated at the CTAHR Annual Banquet, this year’s Dean’s Award recipients will be honored here, on your laptops and tablets, and with their names carved into the plaques that adorn Gilmore Hall. Prize monies will also be distributed. The 2020 Dean’s Award for Ka Pouhana mentorship goes to Kacie Ho, assistant professor in food science.

Beefing Up Production 24 April 2020

Beefing Up Production

HNFAS Extension agent improves pregnancy rates for Wagyu cattle

Wagyu, a Japanese breed of cattle, produces high-quality meat prized by chefs the world over. Unfortunately for steak lovers, Wagyu are also known for having poor reproductive rates. But Kyle Caires is on a mission to change that. He just took the next step forward in his long-term quest to improve the reproductive technologies of cattle with his latest paper.

Get Food, Give Food 15 April 2020

Get Food, Give Food

The Food Vault at UH Mānoa is open for hungry students—and your donations

Students in need of food will be glad to know that, despite the disruptions to campus life, the UH Mānoa Food Vault Hawai’i is still open. To maintain social distancing, distribution is now by appointment only. Make an appointment for pick-up and bring your UH Mānoa student ID and your own bag.

 

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