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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…

Congratulations to Stephanie Neal, REU Poster Contest Winner!

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Congratulations to Stephanie Neal for being selected as the 2017 Whitney Laboratory REU Program’s poster contest winner. The title of Stephanie’s winning poster is Functional investigation of opsin in Capitella teleta. Stephanie worked with Elaine Seaver, professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, this summer during the program. Stephanie attends the University of Miami where she is majoring…

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!

Feb. 12: 2017 REU Application Deadline Fast Approaching


The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation, is an opportunity for motivated undergraduate students to participate in scientific research at Whitney Lab. The deadline to apply for the 2017 program is February 12, 2017. The 2017 program dates are May 31-August 8. The program activities include: A research project…

Katharine Rowe Named Board of Trustees Vice Chair


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…

Welcome: Dr. Melissa DeBiasse joins the Ryan Lab


Dr. Melissa DeBiasse is a new Postdoc in the Ryan Lab Dr. Melissa DeBiasse is an evolutionary ecologist and is interested in the processes that generate biodiversity in the ocean. Her research examines the distribution of genetic and phenotypic variation within and among populations in marine invertebrates. Melissa grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but hasn’t…

Dr. Nick Ward joins the Osborne Lab


Dr. Nick Ward joins the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as a Research Scientist in the Osborne Lab. He received a B.S. in Environmental Systems at the University of California, San Diego while studying linkages between molecular biology and marine geochemistry as a research assistant at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and…

View Dr. Todd Osborne’s Lecture on Florida Coastal Change if you missed it!


Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture Series December 2015. Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history…