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Dr. Barbara A. Battelle Excellence in Scientific Communication Award Recipients


Congratulations to the recipients of the Barbara A. Battelle Excellence in Scientific Communication Award. Fall 2016 Leah Dannenberg, Ph.D. student Marleen Klann, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate Spring 2016 Yuzu Yanagitsuru, Ph.D. student Otar Akanyeti, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate Fall 2015 Gabrielle Winter, Ph.D. student Danielle De Jong, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate About the Award As scientists, we are constantly faced with the challenge…

Global Research Team including Dr. Mark Martindale, Dr. Joseph Ryan and Doctoral Student David Simmons Publish in Nature


  Whitney Laboratory director Dr. Mark Q. Martindale, with Whitney faculty Dr. Joseph Ryan and Biology Doctoral Student David Simmons contributed to the research published in Nature this week,  looking at which molecular pathways lead to different outcomes during evolution in a variety of animals. This work is important because for the first time it uses…

ctenopalooza March 14 & 15th @ The Whitney Lab!


An international meeting of ctenophore biologists will be taking place at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience on March 14 & 15, 2016. Our goal is to unite ctenophore researchers from a wide variety of disciplines and to focus on new avenues of research, and cross-disciplinary studies, with an additional focus on the history of…

View Dr. Todd Osborne’s Lecture on Florida Coastal Change if you missed it!


Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture Series December 2015. Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history…

Dr. Daniel Sasson joins Whitney Laboratory!

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  Daniel is a behavioral ecologist who is broadly interested in animal reproduction and sexual selection. He received a BA in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Jane Brockmann’s lab at the University of Florida. During his PhD, he used horseshoe crabs and a cactus bug to study…