Kiana Frank Kiana Laieikawai Frank Kiana Frank Kiana Laieikawai Frank Kiana Frank Kiana Laieikawai
Pacific Biosciences Research Center
Observers of the microbial realm
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, CTAHR
Kewalo Marine Laboratory
41 Ahui St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Email: joshuap @ hawaii .edu
I was born and raised on the island of Oahu. Growing up, my family had instilled a strong sense of community and compassion into my siblings and I. I am the oldest of two other siblings, a younger brother, Jonah(19) and sister, Maya(12). I graduated from Damien Memorial School, but it was not until my sophomore year of college when I began to take upper division science classes that I really found my passion for learning. To me, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology were a beautifully coordinated dance in the cell where each and every detail that came together allowed life to exist. I had graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelors in Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I am currently a graduate student with the Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, under the guidance of Dr. Kiana Frank. I look forward to strengthening my values of community and better understanding the relationships between land, sea, and everything in between with her guidance.
Some hobbies that I have are fishing, hiking, weightlifting, and playing my ukulele (although I wish I could sing). I love stand-up comedy, and I relish in the challenge of making people laugh.
I hope to take the passion I have for science, learning and the community and attend Medical School. Under Dr. Kiana Frank’s Mentorship I believe I can and will be able to work towards my goal of becoming a Medical Doctor here in Hawaii.