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Free Public Lecture, Sept. 18th, 7 pm, Florida’s Fleet: A Century of Building Wooden Trawlers in Florida, Brendan Burke

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For our Fall Kick Off of Evenings at Whitney—Brendan Burke, MA. will be presenting:  Florida’s Fleet:  A Century of Building Wooden Trawlers in Florida. September 18, 2014, 7pm To begin our exciting and informative Whitney Fall Lecture Series, Mr. Brendan Burke, a distinguished maritime archaeologist who works for the local Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP), will…

Congratulations Allison Zwarycz, REU student poster contest winner!

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Allison Zwarycz, a rising senior at Viterbo University, impressed the Whitney Lab community on Friday with her presentation of research she completed this summer with faculty mentor Joseph Ryan. As winner of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) poster contest, Allison has earned financial support to attend and present her Whitney research project at the…

Welcome Dr. William Stewart

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William Stewart, PhD, is a comparative biologist interested in how animals move, catch prey, and evade predators.  He received a BSc and MSc from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where he studied the biomechanics of squid locomotion with Dr. Ian Bartol.  William then moved to Southern California to complete his PhD under Dr. Matthew…

New Whitney Dock Completed!


Work has started on rebuilding the Whitney dock on the beautiful shores of the Matanzas River.  The dock is utilized for teaching, boat launching and animal collection for feeding and research. Pictured is Dave Kainoa Simmons collecting for his work in the Martindale Laboratory. Click to read more about the Martindale Lab.

August 8th, 9-12 REU Symposium and Poster Session


The eight REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) Interns will be presenting their research projects from August 8th from 9-11:15 in the CMS upstairs classroom. From 12-1, after the presentation,  the REU’S will be presenting their research posters in the large classroom upstairs in the Center for Marine Studies. (The Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Biotechnology…

New Moroz Lab News Videos!


We have added a new page of the news coverage of the exciting and cutting edge work of Leonid Moroz and his Whitney Laboratory Team of postdoctoral associates, graduate students, bioinformaticians and biologists! View new videos here of the comb jelly evolutionary work and lab at sea!

REU Reunion Speaker- Meghan Mott- July 11th, 11 am

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This year’s returning REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) speaker is Meghan Mott (REU class of  2005). You can find Meghan’s profile at: Briefly, Meghan completed undergraduate work at the University of Chicago, received a PhD in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and did postdoctoral work at the…