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Clyde Butcher, wilderness photographer, hosted by St. Augustine Camera Club @ Whitney February 5th!

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The Saint Augustine Camera Club (SACC) is proud to announce “An Evening with Clyde,” a presentation by renowned photographer Clyde Butcher, famous for his wilderness photography of the Florida landscape. The event will be Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory auditorium across from Marineland. A reception and book-signing begins at…

3 year NSF grant on animal body development awarded to Dr. Elaine Seaver

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Dr. Seaver’s proposal was awarded three years of competitive research support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) beginning in January 2015. The research grant, titled ‘Cellular and molecular dissection of “organizing activity” during development in the Spiralia’ is a collaboration between Dr. Elaine Seaver and Dr. Stephen Scheider at Iowa State University. During normal development,…

Welcome Dr. Marta Chiodin to Whitney Lab!

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Dr. Marta Chiodin has joined Dr. Joe Ryan’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow, where she will be looking at the genome of cnidarians (e.g. jellyfishes) in order to disentangle the internal relationships of the group and unravel the genomic changes that drove the evolution of cnidarian life cycles and morphology. Marta is molecular biologist interested in the…

Welcome Dr. Marleen Klann to Whitney Lab!

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Marleen is an evolutionary developmental biologist who got her BSc and MSc from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Both lab-projects were supervised by Prof. Gerhard Scholtz – studying the development of the nervous system in a copepod on one hand and the early embryonic development of a fresh-water shrimp on the other. Marleen recently finished…