Welcome to the Kewalo Marine Laboratory (KML) website. KML is a research facility that operates as part of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC), an Organized Research Unit of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The Lab began operations in 1972, and over the past 4 decades, has supported cutting edge research focused on the study of marine organisms, their evolution and development, ecological relationships, responses to both anthropogenic and natural stressors and their conservation biology. Our research spans from molecules to ecosystems and from “ridge to reef” (and beyond). In addition to the research of core faculty, KML supports visiting scientists from the mainland U.S. and the international research community. The Lab also has a strong training component, supporting research by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and even K-12 students for visits and science fair projects. KML has been the home of several training programs funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health targeting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island students, groups under-represented in the STEM disciplines, based in Hawaii and throughout Micronesia.
I hope you will find our website to be a useful resource for information and connecting with our Laboratory’s faculty, staff and students.