Mahaliana means "to spark interest" in the Malagasy language. With this organization, we aim to advance conservation science in Madagascar while "leveling the playing field for Malagasy scientists". The truth is, the majority of the science conducted and published on Madagascar is led by international researchers. This is the result of poor infrastructure, lack of educational opportunity, and lack of resources for aspiring Malagasy scientists.
Mahaliana Labs is a research and training center in Antananarivo the capital of Madagascar and consists of two wet labs and offices.
The labs are equipped for microscopic and molecular work to allow a wide range of analysis in country and our facilities constitute a hub for many students and scientists conducting research, which facilitates exchange and collaboration.
We have partnership with numerous institutions in Madagascar and internationally including the University of Antananarivo, University of Toamasina, Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group, Princeton University, the Saint Louis Zoo.