Angelica Valdez

Angelica Valdez


The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering

Graduate Student


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Published on Jun 09, 2022

Still working on it!

As the spawning season has come to a close, we have encountered quite a few more speed bumps than expected. Of course, science is never easy, and we are doing our best to work through these bumps.O...

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Published on Mar 16, 2022

Busy, Busy Week!

Aloha!!!Just a little progress update for you all. As I type our second spawning hormone is finishing up! This hormone will specifically target the female reproductive zone in 'opihi. Hopefully th...

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Published on Mar 05, 2022

Peptide Synthesis is Underway!

We have just completed our first peptide that will be tested on a new batch of mature adults. This is a short peptide, that through some literature review, has been linked to gastropod spawning! Ho...

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Published on Feb 18, 2022


Thank you to all of the wonderful backers that helped us reach our goal! I am looking forward to sharing the results we get from these upcoming experiments.Next week we are going to begin the long ...

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Published on Feb 01, 2022

Another Successful Collection

Each month I go out into the intertidal and make a small collection, so I can conduct spawn trials in the lab. Never going alone, as the Hawaiian intertidal zone can be extremely dangerous and unpr...

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Published on Jan 27, 2022

Welcome to the wonderful world of 'opihi!

If you have made it this far to read my first lab note, then this project must have drawn you in just as it has done to me. I have been working on this project for almost 5 years now; first as an u...

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