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3 year NSF grant on animal body development awarded to Dr. Elaine Seaver

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Dr. Seaver’s proposal was awarded three years of competitive research support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) beginning in January 2015. The research grant, titled ‘Cellular and molecular dissection of “organizing activity” during development in the Spiralia’ is a collaboration between Dr. Elaine Seaver and Dr. Stephen Scheider at Iowa State University. During normal development,…

Welcome Dr. Marta Chiodin to Whitney Lab!

Marta Chiodin

Dr. Marta Chiodin has joined Dr. Joe Ryan’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow, where she will be looking at the genome of cnidarians (e.g. jellyfishes) in order to disentangle the internal relationships of the group and unravel the genomic changes that drove the evolution of cnidarian life cycles and morphology. Marta is molecular biologist interested in the…

Welcome Dr. Marleen Klann to Whitney Lab!

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Marleen is an evolutionary developmental biologist who got her BSc and MSc from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Both lab-projects were supervised by Prof. Gerhard Scholtz – studying the development of the nervous system in a copepod on one hand and the early embryonic development of a fresh-water shrimp on the other. Marleen recently finished…

Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: The inside story, Dr. Gustav Pauley, Thurs., December 11, 7 p.m., Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

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Join us for a timely Evenings at Whitney Lecture, “Biodiversity of Coral Reefs: the Inside Story” with Dr. Gustav Pauley, curator of marine invertebrates, at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7 p.m. Coral reefs are potentially the most diverse marine habitats on Earth and the Indo West Pacific (IWP) region, Guam,…

UF Graduate Jazz Quintet Jazz Concert! Sunday, Nov 16th, 2 p.m. Tickets Available Here

Join us for Jazz! On Sunday November 16th, at 2 pm, accomplished professional musicians Scott Wilson, David Becker, and Clyde Conner will play a variety of Jazz standards – they will be joined by special guest Ben Grier, Tenor Saxophonist in the UF Jazz Band.  Tickets for the concert are $10- To purchase online tickets: http://uffuflevents.imodules.com/whitneylabjazz…