Virginia S. Hinshaw served as the Chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, beginning in 2007 and ending in 2012. She is a scientist with expertise in microbiology, and serves as national co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Energy Initiative Advisory Committee.
Dr. Hinshaw earned a BS in laboratory technology, and an MS and PhD in microbiology from Auburn University in Alabama. Prior to becoming an administrator, her research focused mainly on influenza viruses and approaches to vaccines. Her work has been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Virology,Virology, and Intervirology
^Webster, Robert G.; Yakhno, Maya; Hinshaw, Virginia S.; Bean, William J.; Copal Murti, K. (1978). "Intestinal influenza: Replication and characterization of influenza viruses in ducks". Virology84 (2): 268–78. doi:10.1016/0042-6822(78)90247-7. PMID23604.
^Hinshaw, VS; Webster, RG; Turner, B (1979). "Water-bone transmission of influenza a viruses?". Intervirology11 (1): 66–8. doi:10.1159/000149014. PMID429143.