Principal Investigator

Dr. Jia-Wei Tay

Assistant Professor of Entomology

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Meet our students

John Mitchell Kirsch

Graduate student

 Vector-borne and infectious disease research on the mosquito species and virus surveillance in Hawaii. Mitchell was a research intern with CDC’s Midwest COE


Karim Gharbi

Graduate student

Masters student currently developing his research on biopesticides. He is interested in testing biopesticides on urban garden pests and was an intern at Green Spring Gardens, Virginia and the Smithsonian


Justin Mew

Undergraduate researcher

Student of PEPS 499 (Directed Research). Assist in the Urban Pest Management program and research


Tay Lab is hiring!

Interested in joining us?

Ph.D. position is available in the Urban Entomology laboratory /Tay Lab at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The research project will be on developing biopesticides for invasive ant management in collaboration with UH Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering. A Msc in Entomology/Chemistry or a comparable qualification is required. Interested candidates should submit a CV, GRE, and contact information for 3 references. Email: jwtay [at] hawaii [dot] edu

Undergraduate students interested in research opportunities, please contact me to discuss potential opportunities.

Prospective postdocs: Please contact me to discuss opportunities.