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Welcome: Dr. Melissa DeBiasse joins the Ryan Lab

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Dr. Melissa DeBiasse is a new Postdoc in the Ryan Lab Dr. Melissa DeBiasse is an evolutionary ecologist and is interested in the processes that generate biodiversity in the ocean. Her research examines the distribution of genetic and phenotypic variation within and among populations in marine invertebrates. Melissa grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but hasn’t…

Dr. Nick Ward joins the Osborne Lab

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Dr. Nick Ward joins the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as a Research Scientist in the Osborne Lab. He received a B.S. in Environmental Systems at the University of California, San Diego while studying linkages between molecular biology and marine geochemistry as a research assistant at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and…

Nicole Miller joins the Martindale Lab

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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…

Trent Dye joins Whitney Lab as Osborne Lab Manager

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Welcome to Whitney, Trent! Trent graduated from Flagler College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in History.  He is a lover of the land, sea, and air and enjoys activities such as: surfing, scuba diving, trekking, snowboarding, and skydiving.  Trent is taking on the role as Lab Manager for Dr. Todd Osborne’s Lab at Whitney. He…

Research Intern Joins Osborne Lab

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Welcome:  Francesca Batt joins the Osborne Lab as a Visiting Research Intern Francesca Batt is a visiting undergraduate studying in her third year of marine biology from Plymouth University (UK).  Francesca will be with us for six months working with Dr Todd Osborne gaining experience and learning new techniques both in the field and in…

Post-Baccalaureate Trainee Joins Ryan Lab

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Welcome:  Alexandra Hernandez has joined Dr. Ryan’s lab as a full-time Post-Baccalaureate Trainee. Alexandra is a native Floridian, originally from the city of Miami. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. During her time at the University of South Florida she interned with the United States Geological…

Dr. Scott Santagata to Spend Six Month Sabbatical at Whitney Lab

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  Dr. Scott Santagata will visit Whitney Laboratory for a six month sabbatical period.  He will collaborate with Dr. Joseph Ryan investigating the transcriptomes of various ectoproct species from Antarctica and Florida for evidence of adaptive changes and testing the phylogenetic relationships among marine ectoprocts. Dr. Scott Santagata is an Associate Professor of Biology at…

Welcome: Jen Zuberer

Jen Zuberer LOW RES Please welcome Jen Zuberer to Whitney Laboratory! Jennifer Zuberer is a native Floridian and has called St. Augustine home for the past 10 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida in 2004. Before joining Whitney Lab, Jennifer worked with the City of St. Augustine coordinating activities and projects...

IDP Graduate Student Alicia Schwieterman visits Whitney Laboratory

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  Please welcome Alicia Schwieterman to Whitney Laboratory!   Alicia is an Interdisciplinary (IDP) graduate student interested in comparative neurobiology. She received a BSc in Neuroscience and Biology from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH in 2012. At UC, under the direction of Dr. Stephanie M. Rollmann and Dr. John E. Layne, she researched the evolution…