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Research Intern Joins Osborne Lab

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Welcome:  Francesca Batt joins the Osborne Lab as a Visiting Research Intern Francesca Batt is a visiting undergraduate studying in her third year of marine biology from Plymouth University (UK).  Francesca will be with us for six months working with Dr Todd Osborne gaining experience and learning new techniques both in the field and in…

Post-Baccalaureate Trainee Joins Ryan Lab

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Welcome:  Alexandra Hernandez has joined Dr. Ryan’s lab as a full-time Post-Baccalaureate Trainee. Alexandra is a native Floridian, originally from the city of Miami. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. During her time at the University of South Florida she interned with the United States Geological…

IDP Graduate Student Alicia Schwieterman visits Whitney Laboratory

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  Please welcome Alicia Schwieterman to Whitney Laboratory!   Alicia is an Interdisciplinary (IDP) graduate student interested in comparative neurobiology. She received a BSc in Neuroscience and Biology from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH in 2012. At UC, under the direction of Dr. Stephanie M. Rollmann and Dr. John E. Layne, she researched the evolution…

Daniel Dixon completes his PhD!


Daniel Dixon, a graduate student in Dr. Paul Linser’s lab, will be graduating from UF with his PhD in Microbiology and Cell Science. The commencement ceremony will take place December 18th at the University of Florida main campus. Congratulations, Dr. Dixon!

Dr. Leonid Moroz, Distinguished Professor at the Whitney Laboratory and McKnight Brain Institute receives prestigious INSPIRE grant

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“INSPIRE: Deciphering the Genealogy of Neurons via Planetary Biodiversity Capture” is part of the president’s Brain initiative through National Science Foundation.  This research initiative led by Dr. Moroz is highly interdisciplinary and will marry Biodiversity and Neuroscience with extensive use of genomic tools. The project is jointly funded by the Organization Program in the Neural…

Dr. Daniel Sasson joins Whitney Laboratory!

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  Daniel is a behavioral ecologist who is broadly interested in animal reproduction and sexual selection. He received a BA in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Jane Brockmann’s lab at the University of Florida. During his PhD, he used horseshoe crabs and a cactus bug to study…