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
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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
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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

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
A Fine Day for Swine 14 February 2019

A Fine Day for Swine

With their omnivorous appetites and modest housing needs, pigs are an important part of food security in the Islands, and CTAHR Extension is getting swine producers the help they need to keep local pork production safe and sustainable. Livestock Extension agent Savannah Katulski hosted a Kaua‘i Swine Day this month at the Kaua‘i Agricultural Research Station.

An Egg Up on the Competition 7 February 2019

An Egg Up on the Competition

HNFAS alumna Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser has been appointed acting chair of the Hawaii State Board of Agriculture. Phyllis graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences from CTAHR and earned an MS in Poultry Science from UC-Davis. She has been the deputy chair of Board of Agriculture since 2015. Previously, Phyllis was the vice-president and CEO of Mikilua Poultry Farm. 

New Faces: Melelani Oshiro 31 January 2019

New Faces: Melelani Oshiro

MS alumna Melelani Oshiro will be the new assistant Livestock agent on the Big Island, based at the Kona CES office. Mele has a wide range of experience, having worked for Mark Thorne (HNFAS) as a research assistant on pasture and cattle production; at a horse stud farm in New Zealand; and as a veterinarian technician. Please welcome Mele when she starts on March 1!

A Better Beef 24 January 2019

A Better Beef

Savannah Katulski, a Kaua‘i junior Extension agent, has been awarded a $750 scholarship by the Roy A. Goff Memorial Endowment Fund to support her participation in the Beef Improvement Federation Symposium and Convention in South Dakota. Savannah will use this opportunity to bring research information, new tools and resources back to Hawai‘i to help improve beef carcass quality and genetics for local production systems.

Get to Know… Monica Esquivel 24 January 2019

Get to Know… Monica Esquivel

Monica Esquivel, PhD in Nutrition Sciences, MS, RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist)

Assistant Professor & Dietetics Program Director

Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences

 

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