INBRE Partners




Chaminade University: Chaminade is a private Marianist university, which is a federally-designated Native Hawaiian serving institution. Chaminade has created research facilities with dedicated support and advanced instrumentation. Major research interests include: inflammation, mast cells, fetal membranes in preterm birth. Chaminade University Campus Coordinator



Hawaii Pacific University: HPU is the largest private university in the state, with a diverse international student population. With very strong ties to marine science, natural product development from marine sources is a major focus. Other research interests include: neuropharmacology and cancer biology. HPU Campus Coordinator



Kapi’olani Community College: KCC is unique among the community colleges in the UH system in having a monoclonal antibody development facility, which serves as an important resource for Hawaii, but also a training ground for student research. Major research interests are: microbiology, biotechnology, and cancer biology. KCC Campus Coordinator



Kaua’i Community College: Kauai CC offers student experiences in plant science and parasitology. Kauai Community College Campus Coordinator



Leeward Community College: LCC has built a fully equipped molecular biology lab for student training and research experiences. Major research interests are: plant bioscience (natural product development), biotechnology, microbiology. LCC Campus Coordinator


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University of Hawai’i at Hilo: UHH was founded as the Hawaii Vocational School in 1941, later organizing under its present name as a state university in 1970. UH Hilo is accredited by WASC. Associated learning centers include the UH Hilo Science and Technology Park, Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center, and the Waiakea Research Station. The Waiakea Research Station operated by UH Hilo, houses 13 laboratories totaling 6,100 sq. ft. and a 1,100 sq. ft. instrumentation laboratory. University of Hawaii Hilo Campus Coordinator



University of Hawaii Maui College: UH Maui College has a new, state-of-the-art sciences center, Ike Lea, which will provide the foundation for the development of research programs for students from Maui county (Maui, Molokai and Lanai). Major interests include: biotechnology, cell biology and genetics. University of Hawaii Maui College Campus Coordinator



University of Hawaii West Oahu: UH West Oahu is a comprehensive, indigenous-serving institution dedicated to educating students to be engaged as life-long learners enriched and informed by career competencies and educational opportunities that address state, regional, and international needs. University of Hawaii West Oahu Campus Coordinator



Windward Community College: WCC has a developing program for student research, with interests focused primarily on plant antioxidant compounds. WCC Campus CoordinatorWCC INBRE Webpage


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