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Elias has Joined the Whitney Lab Team!


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…

Welcome to Whitney Lab, Heather!


Heather Krumholtz has joined the administration office here at Whitney Laboratory. She will be providing support for the Director of Development & External Relations, Director and Manager of Operations. Heather has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare, small business and non-profit marketing/advertising and project coordination. She graduated from the University of Florida with…

Katlyn Dekle, 2016 Cliff Townsend Family Fellowship Scholar

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For one Pedro Menendez High School student, the summer of 2016 was spent learning about environmental conservation right in her own backyard at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Katlyn Dekle, now a high school senior, was the recipient of Whitney Laboratory’s Cliff Townsend Family Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to…

Congratulations to the Whitney Lab REU Presentation Winners

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Congratulations to all of the 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) symposium poster presenters. The two winners, Claire Schmidt of the Osborne Lab, and Hannah Palmatary of the Liao Lab, will be attending a fully paid trip to The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting in January 2017 in New Orleans. They will…

Whitney’s Jimmy Liao Promoted to University of Florida Associate Professor of Biology with Tenure

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We are pleased to announce that Whitney Faculty Dr. James Liao was granted promotion and tenure by the University of Florida Board of Governors to Associate Professor of Biology. He is now tenured faculty in the University of Florida Biology Department!  The designation is based on the faculty’s research, publications, service and teaching achievements during their time…

New Faculty Member, Christine Schnitzler, Joins Whitney Laboratory

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Dr. Christine E. Schnitzler joins University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as Assistant Professor of Biology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northwestern University. She then earned her master’s degree in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Labs of California State University-Monterey Bay. She earned her doctorate in Zoology from…