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
Butel, Jean

Jr Rsrch  


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Email:  jbutel@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-5319
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Caires, Kyle

Asst Extn Agent  


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

Improving Reproductive Performance of Livestock, Genetic Improvement of Livestock, Youth Development in 4-H Livestock Programs, etc.
Draper, Jennifer Leigh

Lecturer  


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

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 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
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Jamieson, Kristen

Waianae Farm to School Coordinator  


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

Professor and Graduate Chair of Animal Sciences  


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

Monogastric Animal Nutrition, Gut Heath and Physiology, Feed and Feed Additive Evaluation
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
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.

Associate 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, 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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Vincent, Douglas

Animal Sci  


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Email:  vincent@hawaii.edu
Phone:  956-7095
Special Skills and Knowledge:  

Reproductive physiology of domestic animals; animal physiology; reproductive endocrinology; estrous synchronization; animal welfare and well-being; impact of animal agriculture on the environment; ethics of animal use; farming systems; sustainable agriculture, food systems; grant writing
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
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.

 

Pigs and Papaya 8 April 2020

Pigs and Papaya

CTAHR Extension is helping two industries save each other

The pig farmers had no feed for their pigs. The papaya farmers had no market for their papayas. But CTAHR brought them together. Extension livestock agent Mike DuPonte, a member of the Hawaii Island Pork Association, is coordinating with Hawaii Papaya Industry Association president Eric Weinert to feed surplus papayas to the pigs.

Vet Humor 14 February 2020

Vet Humor

Alumnus publishes veterinary joke book

Love animals and need a laugh? Tyler Primavera, an ANSC major who graduated from CTAHR a few years ago, has published a book of jokes about animals and vet school. Tyler, originally from Kailua, is now a veterinary student in Italy and is showing that the serious business of learning to be a veterinarian doesn’t have to be so serious after all!

What Will the Cattle Eat? 23 December 2019

What Will the Cattle Eat?

CTAHR tackles spittlebug infestations on Hawai‘i Island

A recent article in Hawaii Tribune Herald noted that Mark Thorne, Extension specialist with the Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences, is working with the Kona livestock community to combat the two-line spittlebug (TLSB), a recently discovered pasture pest. They "pose a significant economic threat to the Hawai‘i livestock industry,” he says.

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