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Welcome Whitney’s Summer Undergrad Research Interns! (NSF REU Program)

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The Whitney Laboratory  Research Experience for Undergraduate Program (REU) sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Whitney, offers an exceptional opportunity for motivated undergraduates to participate in scientific research in individual laboratories. The 11 week course will conclude August 11th with a final talk and poster presentation of individual research projects. One of the REU undergraduates…

Gamble Rogers Concert Series @ Whitney June 27th, The Rubies and The Willowwacks!

Please join the Gamble Rogers Concert Series on June 27th at Whitney Laboratory’s Lohman Auditorium (doors open at 6 music at 7).  The Series will feature two outstanding performing musical couples from the rich musical culture of Florida: the Rubies (www.facebook.com/TheRubiesMusic) and the WillowWacks (http://thewillowwacks.com. Advance Tickets at www.GAMBLEROGERSFEST.ORG or at Simple Gestures (4 White…

Welcome Leah LaPlaca, Wetland and Aquatic Science Masters Student

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Leah is a Masters student specializing in wetland and aquatic science. Her undergraduate studies were completed in the soil and water science department at the University of Florida where she also studied pesticide movement in the soil physics laboratory. Leah is a lifelong resident of Northeast Florida and is working to conserve our precious, imperiled…

Welcome Leah Dannenberg, IDP Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student

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Leah Dannenberg is a 1st year IDP Biomedical Sciences graduate student joining Dr. Elaine Seaver’s Laboratory. She is interested in Developmental Biology and Evolution. She is excited to be working at Whitney Lab and will be researching spiralian embryos. Previously, Leah served as a summer research intern at the Whitney as part of the NSF sponsored Research…

Welcome Liz Cody to Whitney Laboratory!

Elizabeth Cody comes to us from UF Main Campus in Gainesville where she managed the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management (TRSM) in the College of Health and Human Performance (HHP). Liz began her professional career at UF in research administration at the College of Medicine in 1998 and was recruited to HHP in…

The Whitney Lecture on UF’s Main Campus, March 17th, 3:30 pm, Bartram Hall, Dr. Baldomero Olivera

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The Whitney Lecture brings preeminent scientists to the University of Florida’s main campus in Gainesville, and to the UF Whitney Laboratory in St. Augustine, Florida. Researchers share recent work in marine science, neuroscience, the environment and other topics of interest to the Laboratory. This Lecture series started in the late 1990’s with generous support to continue to…

Venomous Fish-Hunting Cone Snails: From Biodiversity to Biomedical Applications, Dr. Baldomero Olivera, Public Lecture, March 19th, 7 pm

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Please join us for the Evenings at Whitney Invited Lecture on Thursday, March 19th at 7 pm.  We will be exploring the Central Nervous System (CNS), which is one of our most complex bodily systems. The science of neuropharmacology studies how various inputs affect the functioning of the CNS.  There are over 100 species of venomous cone…

Ulf Jondelius from the Swedish Museum of Natural History finds two undescribed species in Whitney Pond!

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 Professor Ulf Jondelius, a visiting scientists from the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden spent ten days at the Whitney Lab collecting acoelomorph worm specimens from sands of the Matanzas River Basin. He identified some very cool specimens including these two previously UNDESCRIBED ACOEL SPECIES FROM THE WHITNEY POND! He found that there is…

Dr. Andrew Kiggundu, Director of Biotech Research Center, Uganda presents at the Lab

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Dr. Andrew Kiggundu, BioScientific Research Officer and Director of the Biotechnology Research Centre, National Agricultural Research Organization, Kampala, Uganda was at the Whitney Lab to collaborate and to present “Agriculture in Uganda and the Application of Gene Technology to Staple Foods Crops“.  Dr. Kiggundu toured the laboratory and is in the photo joined by Dr. Mark Martindale,…