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​Liao Lab has New Publication in the Journal Hearing Research

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Congratulations to the Liao Lab, which has a new publication in Hearing Research entitled “A non-toxic dose of cobalt chloride blocks hair cells of the zebrafish lateral line.” The work was spearheaded by Dr. William Stewart and aided by Dr. Jacob Johansen, both postdoctoral research associates in the Liao Lab. Led by Dr. James Liao, associate professor of…

Video: April 20 Evenings at Whitney – One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on April 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse.” The University of Tampa Professor of Biology Heather Masonjones talked about the difficulties of studying…

Dr. James Liao & Dr. Leonid Moroz Receive UF Term Professorship Award

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Congratulations to Dr. James Liao and Dr. Leonid Moroz, who each received the University of Florida Term Professorship Award from the UF Provost’s Office. The awards are based on assessment of academic accomplishment, and awardees have displayed a distinguished career that places them among the leaders in their discipline. Each of the UF Term Professorship Awards lasts…

May 20: Science by the Shore

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The graduate students and postdocs of the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience would like to invite you to our Fifth Annual Science by the Shore Symposium (formerly Biology at the Beach). Open to all scientific disciplines, this event will take place all day Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience…

Registration Now Open for 2017 Whitney Lab Summer Camps

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Registration is now open for the 2017 summer camps at Whitney Laboratory. This year’s camps include Marine Biology Camp from June 26-30 and July 10-14 and Sea Turtle Camp from June 12-15. Email Brenda@whitney.ufl.edu or Angie@whitney.ufl.edu for more information about the Marine Biology Camp. Email cbeastman@whitney.ufl.edu for more information about the Sea Turtle Camp.

Video: The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab’s Work & Research

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Take a look at this video featuring Whitney Laboratory’s David Duffy, postdoctoral researcher, and Mark Martindale, director, that shares about the Sea Turtle Hospital’s work and research on the fibropapilloma virus found in sea turtles. The work and research is supported by the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is financed in part by the sales of the…

Video: March 16 Evenings at Whitney – From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 16, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement.” Duke University Associate Professor of Biology Sheila Patek talked about the fastest movements found in organisms, including that of…

Katlyn Dekle, 2016 Cliff Townsend Family Fellowship Scholar

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For one Pedro Menendez High School student, the summer of 2016 was spent learning about environmental conservation right in her own backyard at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Katlyn Dekle, now a high school senior, was the recipient of Whitney Laboratory’s Cliff Townsend Family Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to…

Whitney Laboratory Receives Funding from UF Biodiversity Institute to Develop New Bioinformatics Tools

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Whitney Laboratory Director Mark Martindale and Biodiversity Scientist Francois Michonneau in collaboration with Whitney Laboratory Assistant Professor of Biology Joseph Ryan and Florida Museum of Natural History Curator of Marine Malacology Gustav Paulay received funding from the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute. This funding will be used to develop new bioinformatics tools aimed at characterizing…