Daniel Nitta

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E-mail: nittadan [at] hawaii [dot] edu


I am a biology/pre-med major. I work for the Plants and Environmental Protection Services department under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Rubinoff. Currently, I am working on the Hyposmocoma project. I extract DNA and PCR it, along with running an agarose gel, purifying the DNA samples, and send it in for sequencing. I then align the sequences together to see how different/similar they are. Along with molecular work, I make logs and take pictures of the Hyposmocoma larvae and mature adults collected from various locations in the Hawaiian Islands, including the outlying Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.


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