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Whitney Lab Represented by Three Faculty at International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology

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At the Fourth International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology held August 18-23, 2017, in Moscow, Whitney Laboratory is represented by three faculty, including Dr. Mark Martindale, director and professor of biology, Dr. Christine Schnitzler, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Leonid Moroz, distinguished professor of neuroscience, genetics, biology and chemistry. Dr. Moroz is one of the keynote…

Congratulations to the 2017 Carl and Marcella Matthaei Scholars


The Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholarship Fund at the Whitney Laboratory provides support for University of Florida scientists-in-training to have access to the Matanzas River Basin, where we can engage in its biodiversity, ecology and conservation. The Matanzas River Basin is a dynamic regional ecosystem, and the Whitney Lab’s campus is strategically located with access to…

Whitney Laboratory Program Funded by the National Science Foundation Has Been Welcoming Summer Interns for 30 Years

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This summer marks the 30th year that the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience has welcomed interns for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. The current program offers eight students the opportunity to explore the career of scientific research at Whitney Laboratory for 10 weeks during the summer….

Welcome 2017 REU Summer Interns

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Welcome to the 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer interns! Funded by the National Science Foundation, the summer program offers eight students the opportunity to participate in scientific research at Whitney Lab. Each student, paired with a Whitney Lab faculty member, works on a project during their 11-week stay here at Whitney Lab. Welcome, REUs!

Barnett the Sea Turtle Released in Salt Run on June 7

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We are pleased to announce that the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab released Barnett in Salt Run on June 7, 2017, in Anastasia State Park. A dedicated crowd of sea turtle enthusiasts attended the rainy release to wish Barnett well as he/she went back home. Barnett is the 13 sea turtle released by the Sea Turtle…

Whitney Lab Participates in First International Cassiopea Workshop

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Whitney Lab “Team Cassiopea,” consisting of Graduate Student Casandra Newkirk, Graduate Student Bailey Steinworth and Postdoctoral Research Associate Leslie Babonis, traveled to the first international Cassiopea Workshop, which was held May 12-14, 2017, on Key Largo. Participants from around the world, including Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Hong Kong, met and learned from legendary leaders in the…