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Whitney Lab Participates in 2016 SACNAS Meeting October 13-15


Last week, members of the Whitney Laboratory team attended the 2016 Meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The event was held in Long Beach, California. Pictured here from left to right is Anya Jacquez (2016 REU student), Joseph Ryan (Whitney faculty) and Alexandra Hernandez (Whitney Ph.D. student). The purpose of the…

Katharine Rowe Named Board of Trustees Vice Chair


We are pleased to announce that at the Sept. 24, 2016, Board of Trustees meeting, Katharine Rowe was named Vice Chair of the board. Katharine is a partner and the section head of the Jacksonville office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leads the firm’s entertainment, arts and sports practice. Besides being the Vice…

Welcome: Dr. Melissa DeBiasse joins the Ryan Lab


Dr. Melissa DeBiasse is a new Postdoc in the Ryan Lab Dr. Melissa DeBiasse is an evolutionary ecologist and is interested in the processes that generate biodiversity in the ocean. Her research examines the distribution of genetic and phenotypic variation within and among populations in marine invertebrates. Melissa grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio but hasn’t…

Dr. Nick Ward joins the Osborne Lab


Dr. Nick Ward joins the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as a Research Scientist in the Osborne Lab. He received a B.S. in Environmental Systems at the University of California, San Diego while studying linkages between molecular biology and marine geochemistry as a research assistant at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and…

Elias has Joined the Whitney Lab Team!


Elias received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Ecology from Seattle Pacific University in 2013. While at SPU, he studied the chemically mediated interactions of sea stars and mussels when exposed to natural borne toxins as consequence of harmful algal blooms with Dr. Ryan Ferrer. He later was a research intern at the University of…

Welcome to Whitney Lab, Heather!


Heather Krumholtz has joined the administration office here at Whitney Laboratory. She will be providing support for the Director of Development & External Relations, Director and Manager of Operations. Heather has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare, small business and non-profit marketing/advertising and project coordination. She graduated from the University of Florida with…