College of Natural and Computational Sciences

Catherine Unabia, Ph.D. 

Experience

Assistant Researcher (1999-2000) University of Hawaii Pacific Biomedical Research Center Kewalo Marine Laboratory, Honolulu.

Postdoctoral Fellow (1996-1999), University of Hawaii Pacific Biomedical Research Center Kewalo Marine Laboratory, Honolulu.

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Education

Ph.D.  Zoology, Marine Invertebrate (1996).  University of Hawaii, Manoa.

M.S. Botanical Sciences (1984) University of Hawaii, Manoa. 

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Publications

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Service

Chair, College of Natural Sciences Curriculum Committee (Spring ’07 – present); member since Fall ’04

Chair, General Education Curriculum Subcommittee of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Fall ’06 – present); member since Fall ’05

Laboratory Policy and Procedures Committee (Fall ’06 – present) Board Member and Secretary, Reef Check Hawaii (Fall ’05 – present)

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Grants, Contracts and Awards

2005-2007  Advances in Biotechnology Education Workshop; Three week intensive summer workshop at University of Hawaii with stipends for participation and for student.        

2004 Grant from HPU Trustee’s Scholarly Endeavors Program, Culture of the Marine Cyanobacteria  Symploca Laeteviridis andSymploca hydnoides for bioprocess intensification of metabolite production.  F. David Horgen, Principal Investigator, (Co-investigator with F. David Horgen, Kristina Mojica).     

1995-1999  Department of Defense Center for Excellence in Oceanographic Sciences, to Synthetic Technology Corp. Bioactive marine isonitrile compounds from Hawaiian sponges as models for synthetic nontoxic antifoulant and antibiotic agents. 

1991-1992  Endemic groundsnails in Hawaiian natural area reserves. Natural Area Reserves System, State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

1990-1991  The mollusks of anchialine ponds. Natural Area Reserves System, State of Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources.

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