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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…

Welcome Whitney’s Summer Undergrad Research Interns! (NSF REU Program)

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The Whitney Laboratory  Research Experience for Undergraduate Program (REU) sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Whitney, offers an exceptional opportunity for motivated undergraduates to participate in scientific research in individual laboratories. The 11 week course will conclude August 11th with a final talk and poster presentation of individual research projects. One of the REU undergraduates…

Gamble Rogers Concert Series @ Whitney June 27th, The Rubies and The Willowwacks!

Please join the Gamble Rogers Concert Series on June 27th at Whitney Laboratory’s Lohman Auditorium (doors open at 6 music at 7).  The Series will feature two outstanding performing musical couples from the rich musical culture of Florida: the Rubies ( and the WillowWacks ( Advance Tickets at www.GAMBLEROGERSFEST.ORG or at Simple Gestures (4 White…

Whitney graduate Veronica Garcia published in the Journal of Neuroscience

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Some Great News from Dr. Veronica Garcia, former PhD graduate student at Whitney and former NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate Intern (REU)! Her paper, Neuropeptide Receptor Transcript Expression and Magnitude of Ionic Current Responses Show Cell Type-Specific Differences in a Small Motor Circuit, was published in the Journal of Neuroscience based on her work in the Bucher Lab here…

Martindale lab publishes on brachiopod gene expression in the journal EvoDevo

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Martindale Lab members Yale Passamaneck and Mark Martindale with co-author Andreas Hejnol had their paper on brachiopod gene expression published in the journal EvoDevo. Their paper, Mesodermal gene expression during the embryonic and larval development of the articulate brachiopod Terebratalia transversa, explores the role that regulatory genes play in the cellular and larval development of brachiopods. Congratulations! Follow this link to…

Dr. Arthur Edison presents on nematodes and soils, 7 pm on Thursday May 14th, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney

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Evenings at Whitney—Dr. Arthur S. Edison, “Sex in the Soil” May 14, 2015, 7 p.m. How does one go from being a saddle maker in Santa Fe, New Mexico to one of the world’s preeminent scientists in the fields of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology and discovering elements of chemical communication in nematodes? Dr. Arthur…

New Coastal Ecology video!


The Whitney Laboratory has just released a new video detailing some of the exciting new research conducted in our coastal labs. Watch Dr. Todd Osborne and Dr. Joe Ryan explain why our coastal habitats provide an unparalleled opportunity to make new discoveries.

Three New Trustees Join the Lab’s Board!


The Whitney Laboratory welcomes three new members to the Board of Trustees! Please join us in welcoming them!   Sara Hale, Coastal Cloud Managing Partner Sara Hale is Co-founder and Managing Partner of two technology consulting firms, Coastal Cloud and Graphene, both based in Palm Coast, Florida. Sara Manages Coastal Cloud’s Cloud-based customized software applications….