Olivia Nigro Ph.D.

College of Natural and Computational Sciences - Department of Natural Science

Assistant Professor of Biology



  • Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • M.S. Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • B.S. Evolutionary, Ecological and Organismal Biology, Tulane University

Courses Taught:

  • BIOL 2050 General Biology I
  • BIOL 2051 General Biology I Laboratory
  • BIOL 2052 General Biology II
  • BIOL 4040 Environmental Microbiology

Research Interests:

Dr. Nigro is a microbial ecologist focusing broadly on interactions between microbes and the environment and viruses and their microbial hosts. Current projects involve microbiome studies of Hawaiian ecosystems with a focus on pathogenic microbes, as well as viruses living in extreme environments including the oceanic deep subsurface.

Teaching Interests:

Dr. Nigro enjoys interactions with students and hope that her courses leave students with an increased curiosity about the role of microbes and viruses in the natural world.

Personal Interests:

Swimming, surfing, hiking, yoga

Olivia Nigro

Assistant Professor

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  Hawaii Loa Campus; Oceanic Institute, OLC Annex AC 247

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