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Dean & Director University of Hawaii, ManoaCollege of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Home 3050 Maile Way University of Hawaii HI 96822 USA
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Dr. Gallo obtained her bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Cornell University, and her master’s degree in crop science and PhD in genetics from North Carolina State University.

Gallo was a professor and chair of the agronomy department at the University of Florida in Gainesville where she led a research program aimed at improving the performance and quality of tropical energy and agronomic crops. She is the founder of the world’s pioneering programs for sugarcane biotechnology. The enhancement of sugarcane as a bioenergy crop is currently the main thrust of her multi-disciplinary research team.

In addition to being author of numerous publications, Gallo is immediate past president of the Crop Science Society of America and the American Peanut Research and Education Society. Both are prestigious societies in the field of agriculture.

Gallo is also the co-founder and co-director of the University of Florida’s Scientific Thinking and Educational Partnership Program, whose main objective is to establish a nexus for life science researchers and social scientists. The program catalyzes and provides logistical support for the development of quality education and outreach components of grant proposals, enhancing faculty competitiveness in obtaining extramural funding.

In 2012, she was selected to lead the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa as its new dean effective July 16, 2012. Her appointment is for three years.

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Interim Associate Dean/Director or Research College of Tropical Agriculture & Human ResourcesUniversity of Hawaii
Other 3050 Maile Way Honolulu HI 96822
Work Phone: 808-956-6737

Education : Aviation High School, California 1969
B.A. Biology, University of California 1980
Ph.D. Entomology 1986
Research Interests:
Biology, behavior, ecology, and control of termites and ants

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Associate Dean College of Tropical Agriculture & Human ResourcesUniversity of Hawaii
Other 3050 Maile Way Honolulu HI 96822
Work Phone: 808-956-6697 Work Fax: 808-956-3706 Website: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/

Charles M. Kinoshita, PE, PhD, has been Principal Investigator for numerous  projects involving conversion of biomass into fuels and higher-valued products, bioremediation, physical and biological sequestration of carbon dioxide, and other projects dealing with renewable energy, the environment, and workforce  development. He teaches or has taught courses in transport phenomena, thermosciences, and engineering design, and has trained practicing engineers.

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