McGuire at night
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity

Kawahara Lab
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
Powell Hall, 3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710 USA

We are located in the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity on the UF Campus. University of Florida (UF) is one of the nation’s leading research institutions with 35,000 undergraduates, 15,000 graduate students, and over 4,500 faculty and academic staff. UF offers all resources of a top research university to study insect systematics, evolution and genomics. In addition to the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA), and collections and molecular sequencing lab of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, UF is equipped with the High-Performance Computing Center (HPC) and a state-of-the-art next-generation genome sequencing facility at the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR). Students can be co-advised through many departments at UF, such as the Department of Biology, Department of Entomology and Nematology, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, among others.