Participants in the Summer 2020 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will take advantage of high-throughput DNA sequencing and phylogenetic methods to study the identity and origins of Hawaiʻi’s native, endemic and invasive organisms. REU participants will be mentored by a diverse faculty from the departments of Biology, Botany, and Microbiology, the Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Kapi‘olani Community College.

The 10-week REU summer program provides participants with stipends, and covers the costs of accommodations, food and travel to the REU site. This unique experience allows participants to gain hands-on research experience, providing an excellent stepping stone for future graduate studies.

Summer 2020 dates - May 25 - July 31
Applications Due March 6, 2020
Selectees notified around March 16, 2020

Grant is under review, all positions are dependent on receiving grant.

General Questions? - Please email us at

REU Program Coordinators

Dr. Stephanie Kraft-Terry
School of Life Sciences
Sinclair 216
2425 Campus Road

Dr. Peter Marko
School of Life Sciences
Edmondson 317
2538 McCarthy Mall