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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller joins the Martindale Lab

Welcome to Whitney Laboratory, Nicole! Nicole is a senior microbiology major at the University of Florida with a passion for the ocean, science, and surfing. She plans to attend graduate school in pursuit of a degree in biomedical science. Ultimately, her goal is to attain a Ph.D. and conduct research for academia or industry. Throughout…


Whitney Lab’s Mark Martindale, David Simmons and Barbara-Anne Battelle Contribute to “Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems”

In a recently published comprehensive volume on the “Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems” by Oxford University Press, Whitney Laboratory’s Mark Martindale and David Simmons contributed a chapter on Ctenophora. Also, Barbara-Anne Battelle, together with two co-authors from Germany, contributed a chapter on Xiphosaura (horseshoe crabs). Congratulations!


University of Florida News Features Research by Whitney Lab’s Otar Akanyeti & James Liao

To save energy, fish use their heads Scientists used to think a fish’s head motions were just a byproduct of swimming. Using 3-D printed fish, University of Florida scientists Otar Akanyeti, James Liao and collaborators at Harvard showed that head motion can make a fish’s movement and respiration more efficient. The Nature Communications study sheds…

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Dr. Leonid Moroz Selected for University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award

Congratulations to Whitney Laboratory’s Dr. Leonid Moroz for being selected for a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award for 2016-2019. The award recognizes faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college…

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The Basis for Discovery…

An important part of the Mission of the Whitney Laboratory is to provide lifelong learning opportunities to serve as an integral part of the surrounding community. Science education efforts at the lab are focused on school age children, to university levels, to post doctoral research training. More