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Whitney Lab Employees Participate in SEEDS Program

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The Ecological Society of America SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) program, which is a mentoring program for college students, hosted a field trip on Nov. 4, 2016, in St. Augustine for a diverse group of students from several institutions in Florida. The field trip featured a panel of ecology professionals who shared…

Whitney Laboratory Sea Turtle Hospital Awarded Grant from Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program to Help Education Efforts

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In April, University of Florida Whitney Laboratory Sea Turtle Hospital received a grant for $15,000 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is financed by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plate. The grant will fund the development and creation of a modular, mobile exhibition at Whitney Laboratory to be used for…

Evenings at Whitney on Oct. 20: Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer.” Joseph Ryan, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, shared how his lab uses DNA sequences to investigate the…

Whitney Lab Participates in 2016 SACNAS Meeting October 13-15

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Last week, members of the Whitney Laboratory team attended the 2016 Meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The event was held in Long Beach, California. Pictured here from left to right is Anya Jacquez (2016 REU student), Joseph Ryan (Whitney faculty) and Alexandra Hernandez (Whitney Ph.D. student). The purpose of the…

Katharine Rowe Named Board of Trustees Vice Chair

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We are pleased to announce that at the Sept. 24, 2016, Board of Trustees meeting, Katharine Rowe was named Vice Chair of the board. Katharine is a partner and the section head of the Jacksonville office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm’s entertainment, arts and sports practice. Besides being the Vice…

The Whitney Lecture on Sept. 21 & 22 Features Professor Emeritus & Visiting Fellow Adrian Horridge from Australian National University

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The Whitney Lecture, an annual event hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, brings renowned scientists to St. Augustine and Gainesville to share significant research and contributions to science. The title of this year’s lecture is “The Disgraceful Affair of the Bees and the Flowers,” which will be presented by Adrian…

Elias has Joined the Whitney Lab Team!

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Elias received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Ecology from Seattle Pacific University in 2013. While at SPU, he studied the chemically mediated interactions of sea stars and mussels when exposed to natural borne toxins as consequence of harmful algal blooms with Dr. Ryan Ferrer. He later was a research intern at the University of…