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Next Evenings at Whitney on Dec. 14 – Transformation and Conservation: Climate Change, Plant Diversity and the Southern Landscape

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on Dec. 14, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Transformation and Conservation: Climate Change, Plant Diversity and the Southern Landscape.” Pamela Soltis, distinguished professor and curator of molecular systematics and evolutionary genetics in the Florida Museum of Natural…

Moroz Lab Awarded Human Frontier Science Program Grant

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Congratulations to the Moroz Lab at Whitney Lab for being awarded a grant from the Human Frontier Science Program. This highly prestigious four-year international program will study genomic bases of morphological innovations in Cephalopod mollusks. These “primates of the sea” include octopuses, squids, nautilus and their kins. In particular, Dr. Moroz and his team will…

Whitney’s Liao Lab: Dr. Otar Akanyeti and Dr. James Liao Publish in Journal of Fluid Mechanics

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Dr. Otar Akanyeti (former Postdoctoral & Research Faculty of the Liao Lab, now faculty at Aberystwyth University, UK) and Dr. James Liao’s research paper in Journal of Fluid Mechanics focusing on a local Florida Jackfish’s movement was selected for the publication’s cover this month! Dr. Liao’s laboratory collaborated with University of Virginia Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace…

VIDEO – Nov. 9 Evenings at Whitney: The Ever-Evolving Menace of Mosquitoes: Emerging Pathogens and New Technological Control Strategies

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Nov. 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “The Ever-Evolving Menace of Mosquitoes: Emerging Pathogens and New Technological Control Strategies.” Paul Linser, professor of anatomy and cell biology, neuroscience, microbiology and cell science, entomology, and biology at…

Leah Dannenberg Successfully Defends Master’s Degree

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Congratulations to Leah Dannenberg for successfully defending her master’s degree! Leah is a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at the University of Florida with Elaine Seaver as her mentor. For her master’s research, Leah studied the formation of the germline, a group of cells in the embryo that gives rise to eggs and…

Dr. Paul Linser Editor in Chief of IJERPH Special Edition

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Congratulations to Dr. Paul Linser, professor of anatomy and cell biology, neuroscience, microbiology and cell science, entomology, and biology at Whitney Laboratory, for his work as editor in chief of a special edition of IJERPH titled Mosquito Control Innovations into the 21st Century. The special issue is comprised of 13 published papers, including one published by Linser and…

Dr. Leonid Moroz and His Team Published Nature Ecology & Evolution Paper

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Congratulations to University of Florida Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Genetics, Biology and Chemistry Leonid Moroz, members of his lab (Peter Williams, Tatiana P. Moroz, Krishanu Mukherjee) and Gustav Pauley from Florida Museum of Natural History for their recent breakthrough paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution titled Ctenophore relationships and their placement as the sister group…

Sea Turtle Hospital Featured in Pelican Post

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The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab was featured in the Pelican Post‘s Fall 2017 issue. The article shared information about the hospital’s focus on rehabilitation, research and education. The article also talked about the achievements of the hospital in 2017. Read the full article, which starts on page 16, by clicking on the below…