HNFAS Faculty


FACULTY INFORMATION
Banna, Jinan
Professor in Human Nutrition  


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Email:  jcbanna@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-7857
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Nutrition Education, Community Nutrition
Butel, Jean
Asst Spec  


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Email:  jbutel@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-7069
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Cacpal, Kristina
Extn Agent  


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Email:  kcacpal@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 567-6929
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Farm to School
Caires, Kyle
Asst Extn Agent  


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Email:  kccaires@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 878-1212, ext 27
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Beef cattle support, livestock, 4-H livestock program
DuPonte, Michael W
Co Extn Agent  


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Email:  mduponte@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 969-8218
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Livestock and Pasture Management
Esquivel, Monica
Associate Professor and Dietetics Program Director  


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Email:  monicake@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-8691
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, community based participatory nutrition, child health promotion, food and nutrition security
Hackney, Lara
Instructor  


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Email:  laraj27@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-3837
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

He, Yanghua
Assistant Professor of Genomics and Epigenomics  


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Email:  yanghua.he@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 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:  (808) 956-8286
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Jha, Rajesh
Professor and Graduate Chair of Animal Sciences  


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Email:  rjha@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-4122
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Monogastric Animal Nutrition, Gut Health and Physiology, Feed and Feed Additive Evaluation
Jun, Soojin
Professor  


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Email:  soojin@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-8283
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Food Engineering, Food Processing, Food preservation, Biosensing
Kim, Yong-Soo
Researcher  


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Email:  ykim@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 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:  (808) 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:  (808) 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:  (808) 956-9565
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Li, Yong
Professor  


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Email:  liyong@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-6408
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Food Microbiology, Food Safety
Mishra, Birendra
Associate Professor  


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Email:  bmishra@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 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.
Morgan Bernal, Lydi
Jr Extn Agent - Oʻahu Farm to School  


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Email:  lydi@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-7095
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Farm-to-School, school gardens, teacher professional development, coalition building
Nakamoto, Stuart T
Extension Economist/Spec  


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Email:  snakamo@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-8125
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Agribusiness marketing/adding value (marketing of Specialty crops and products), agribusiness management, agribusiness economics, risk management, tea, blueberries
Novotny, Rachel
Professor  


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Email:  novotny@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-3848
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

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


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Email:  jsodani@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-7095
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Small ruminant support and general animal health; diseases of terrestrial and aquatic livestock; Board-certified in veterinary anatomic pathology
Oshiro, Melelani
Asst Extn Agent  


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Email:  mabran@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 322-0165
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Small ruminant support and livestock
Reichhardt, Caleb Case
Assistant Professor of Livestock Animal Production  


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Email:  CCReichh@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-7691
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Beef cattle management and muscle biology.
Seale, Andre P.
Associate Research Professor  


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Email:  seale@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-8961
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

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


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Email:  thornem@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 887-7625
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Grazing management and beef cattle support
Yang, Jinzeng
Professor & Chair  


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Email:  jinzeng@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 956-6073
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Molecular biology, animal biotechnology, transgenic animals, genetics, gene regulation, muscle biology, lactation physiology, mammary gland biology
Present! 10 February 2023

Present!

CTAHR attends the signing of Hawai‘i One Health Month

Jenee Odani and Julie Bennington, CTAHR’s pre-veterinary experts in the Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, were on hand to witness and celebrate Gov. Greenʻs signing ceremony declaring January as “Hawai‘i One Health Month.”

Aquaculture Development 30 January 2023

Aquaculture Development

CTSA releases its latest Project Impacts pub

The Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture has released its latest Project Impacts publication to highlight the accomplishments of the CTSA and its funded projects. This eye-catching booklet serves as an update to Project Impacts released a decade ago, and focuses on the impact of CTSA projects since 2013.

Best Paper Award, Part Two! 9 January 2023

Best Paper Award, Part Two!

HNFAS is recognized by animal science journals

Congrats to Rajesh Jha and his team in the Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences for not one but TWO papers recognized this year! The Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology recently announced its 2022 Best Paper Award would be bestowed on Rajesh. Earlier this year, the journal Animals awarded his lab the 2022 Best Paper Award.

The Science of Food 9 December 2022

The Science of Food

HNFAS will use NIFA grant to support underrepresented grad students

Native Hawaiians are disproportionately affected by food insecurity and other issues in the food system. Yet, they and other indigenous people are underrepresented in the food science workforce. And just when the need for such expertise is increasing, there will be a predicted shortfall of graduates.

Aquaculture Alternatives 9 December 2022

Aquaculture Alternatives

Dr. Lee updates readers on recent CTSA successes

Exciting is an understatement for the news in Dr. Cheng-Sheng Lee’s recent letter. He began by expressing his gratitude for the staff and those who support the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture (CTSA).

Global Interest 18 November 2022

Global Interest

HNFAS Extension is recognized by NIFA

Congrats to Mark Thorne on a Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts! His National Connections Teams for Forest & Rangeland Resources team was recognized by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture for developing the web-based conference series, “Strengthening RREA programing Through Enhanced Connections.”

Coordinated Prevention 18 November 2022

Coordinated Prevention

HNFAS prof presents at Ag Conf

Jinan Banna is passionate about shifting the focus of our healthcare system to prevention rather than the treatment of health conditions. On this topic, she presented a poster at the Hawaiʻi Agriculture Conference, “Mapping community assets to establish a local coordinated system of care to prevent childhood obesity.”

Growing Jack 3 November 2022

Growing Jack

HNFAS partners with Hawai‘i Sea Grant, HPU to improve local aquaculture

The longfin yellowtails, or Almaco Jack, and locally known as kampachi, are among the most valuable finfish groups for offshore aquaculture development. Yet, they are notoriously difficult to rear and harvest on a large commercial scale. At the same time, despite the shrimp industry’s massive volume – and the U.S. being a leader in shrimp genetics research – programs on genetic improvement have given little attention to shrimp egg and larvae production.

Beyond Lunch 14 October 2022

Beyond Lunch

HNFAS partners with Ulu Cooperative to expand Farm to School

If you want keiki to understand the farm-to-plate concept, why not go straight to their stomachs? At schools across the pae 'aina, a new partnership known as the “Hoʻopili ʻAi Campaign – Uniting Keiki & Hawaiʻi Food Crops” is introducing K-5 students to Hawaiʻi-grown foods like kalo (taro), ʻulu (breadfruit), and ʻuala (sweet potato). Each classroom is given a box containing education materials and 25 individual pre-packaged produce for students and families to try at home.

CTSA in Kona 14 October 2022

CTSA in Kona

Aquaculturists see potential in grouper cultivation

This past summer, Cheng-Sheng Lee, Executive Director of the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, had the opportunity to see the progression of the Nenue project in Kona. With increasing unification in projects, he and Ocean Era President, Neil Sims, were able to discuss the possibilities and hopes for the future of aquaculture in Hawai’i.

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