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
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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
Associate Extension Agent  


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Email:  kccaires@hawaii.edu
Phone:  (808) 541-760-6317
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
Fukumoto, Glen K
Co Extn Agent  


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

Pasture, Livestock & Waste Management
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
Give Thanks for HNFAS 16 November 2018

Give Thanks for HNFAS

Thanksgiving Day is just around corner, and in its annual tradition, HNFAS is throwing a Thanksgiving Day potluck lunch/dinner. It will be held on Thursday, November 22, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. in Ag. Sciences 219. If you plan to attend, please RSVP, indicating any guest(s) you're bringing and which dish(es) and/or beverages you’ll be sharing.

An Alternative to Antibiotics 2 November 2018

An Alternative to Antibiotics

Rajesh Jha (HNFAS) delivered a keynote speech at the Poultry Nutrition and Health Forum in Beijing focused on “Fermentable Carbohydrates in Poultry Nutrition to Modulate Gut Health.” Fermentable carbohydrates, considered an alternative to antibiotics in poultry feed, are becoming increasingly important as many consumers are looking for chicken raised without antibiotics.

Fresh and Salty 25 October 2018

Fresh and Salty

MS alumna Keano Pavlosky, now in medical school at JABSOM, is first author of a recently published article, “The Effects of Transfer From Steady-State to Tidally-Changing Salinities on Plasma and Branchial Osmoregulatory Variables in Adult Mozambique Tilapia,” based on the MS thesis she completed in the lab of co-author Andre Seale (HNFAS).

Healthy Facts About Social Media 28 September 2018

Healthy Facts About Social Media

In a recent Star-Advertiser column, HNFAS nutritionists Joannie Dobbs and Alan Titchenal discuss the role that social media can play in affecting and maintaining people’s health. They point out that a lot of what we read on social media about food and diet can be “biased and misleading,” especially if it’s disseminated by special interest groups with their own agendas.

Puppy Love 28 September 2018

Puppy Love

A photo of Kaleigh Morrison, DVM, was featured on the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Hospital’s Facebook page. A graduate of the ANSC program in HNFAS, Kaleigh went on to earn her DVM from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Healthy Eating with the Kaleiopu‘u Keiki 12 September 2018

Healthy Eating with the Kaleiopu‘u Keiki

Monica Esquivel (HNFAS) took a visit to the Kaleiopu‘u Elementary kindergarten classrooms to share information about nutrition, physical activity, and community resources for healthy eating and food. The presentation was a part of a project to help the 135 kindergarteners at Kaleiopu‘u learn about healthy food choices and exercise.

 

Connecting Cultures with Food 12 September 2018

Connecting Cultures with Food

The Dietetics Program’s Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) interns recently met with visiting Chuo University Policy and Business Communications students for a morning of culture and noodles! The ISPP interns prepared a variety of noodle dishes representing the diverse cultures of our state, from long rice to chap chae.

He’s Aces 12 September 2018

He’s Aces

HNFAS alumnus Nate Black, who earned an MS in Nutritional Sciences, has just co-authored a book with his brother Ben. Both graduates of BYU, the brothers created a guide to assist BYU students entitled Acing BYU that includes everything from lists of resources for scholarships, internships, and other opportunities to broader tips and life lessons.

Composting Helps Water Quality 6 September 2018

Composting Helps Water Quality

Extension agent Glen Fukumoto (HNFAS) recently returned from the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia, where he was doing work on water quality and piggery systems as part of his MultiState Extension project with the college’s Pacific Island land-grant partners. 

How Tilapia Expend Their Energy 6 September 2018

How Tilapia Expend Their Energy

Andre Seale (HNFAS) co-authored a recent study on fish endocrinology, “Leptin Stimulates Cellular Glycolysis Through a STAT3-Dependent Mechanism in Tilapia,” published in Frontiers of Endocrinology

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