Congrats on graduating and welcome Stefan Cranston to the lab as a post-bacc researcher!
Read more about “The weird creatures inhabiting the lava tubes of Hawaii” in the latest issue of Geographical Magazine.
The Chong Lab was represented by Jordan and Becky at Evolution 2022 in Cleveland, OH. Exciting to share our work on plant hoppers and Hawaiian lava tube biodiversity and already looking forward to Evolution 2023!
Related post (3/20/22): NSF award to study lava tube biodiversity on Hawaiʻi Island
Congrats to PhD Candidate Jordan Gossett for passing her Qualifying Exam! Let the science continue!
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year, $1.29-million grant to Assistant Professor Rebecca Chong (PI) and Associate Professor Megan Porter (Co-PI), and collaborator Professor Annette Engel (Co-PI) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, to study of how island cave communities are formed and how subterranean ecosystems are maintained through time in Hawaiʻi. Find out more at NSF-DEB-2204670
In the News:
- UH News (3/20/22): $1.29M grant to study lava tube biodiversity on Hawaiʻi Island
- Hawaii Herald Tribune (3/20/22): Beneath the surface: $1.29M grant funding study of lava tube ecosystems
- EurekAlert AAAS (3/20/22): $1.29M grant to study lava tube biodiversity on Hawai’i Island
- Maui Now (3/20/22): $1.29M grant awarded to UH to study lava tube biodiversity in Hawaiʻi
- Big Island Now (3/21/22): $1.29M Grant to Study Lava Tube Biodiversity on Hawaiʻi Island (audio and video)
- West Hawaii Today (3/21/22): Beneath the surface: $1.29M grant funding study of lava tube ecosystems
- Hawaii Public Radio (3/23/22): UH Mānoa receives $1.29M grant to study lava tube biodiversity (audio)
Related post (3/30/22): Becky Chong and Megan Porter featured on Hawaii Public Radio
Features Becky Chong for high impact teaching practices in SEA-PHAGES II Bioinformatics. Read more about the showcase.
Congrats to Jordan for obtaining funding to support her research project. No fieldwork, but excited for the lab work to begin!
Welcoming Mahealani Daniels and Kristi Masuhara to the lab, our newest undergraduate researcher!