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Dr. Greta Binford: “How the brown recluse got its bite: spider venom diversity and evolution” November 12th, 2015 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

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Greta Binford, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biology at Lewis & Clark College. She studies diversity and evolution of spiders and their venoms. Her current focus is on the toxic brown recluse and its relatives. Her lecture will discuss how spiders (all 45,000 species) play key roles in our ecosystems as predators of insects…

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. Michael H. Dickinson: “Spatial and temporal integration in the flight behaviors of fruit flies” October 8th, 2015, 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture


Michael H. Dickinson, Ph.D., the Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology, studies the engineering behind how flies fly. He will review the aerodynamic and specialized bodily functions that enable insects to take-off, maneuver, search for food, avoid predators, and find a safe place to land. Through…

Dr. David Colburn, “Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Army Chooses St. Augustine” Thurs, September 10th, 7 p.m. 450th Celebration Evenings@ Whitney Public Lecture


Please join us as Dr. David R. Colburn, Director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, will talk about the significance of St. Augustine to the national civil rights movement in the early 1960s and why Dr. King chose to lead demonstrations in the nation’s oldest city at the…

Rachel Thomas joins the Whitney Lab!


Rachel is the new Veterinary Care Manager for the sea turtle hospital at Whitney Lab. She received her BSc in Environmental Science from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. While in college, she completed an internship at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island, North Carolina. After graduation Rachel interned with…