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Congratulations to the Whitney Lab REU Presentation Winners

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Congratulations to all of the 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) symposium poster presenters. The two winners, Claire Schmidt of the Osborne Lab, and Hannah Palmatary of the Liao Lab, will be attending a fully paid trip to The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting in January 2017 in New Orleans. They will…

Whitney’s Jimmy Liao Promoted to University of Florida Associate Professor of Biology with Tenure

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We are pleased to announce that Whitney Faculty Dr. James Liao was granted promotion and tenure by the University of Florida Board of Governors to Associate Professor of Biology. He is now tenured faculty in the University of Florida Biology Department!  The designation is based on the faculty’s research, publications, service and teaching achievements during their time…

New Faculty Member, Christine Schnitzler, Joins Whitney Laboratory

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Dr. Christine E. Schnitzler joins University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as Assistant Professor of Biology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northwestern University. She then earned her master’s degree in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Labs of California State University-Monterey Bay. She earned her doctorate in Zoology from…

Whitney Laboratory’s Elaine Seaver Publishes Review in Current Opinion in Genetics and Development

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Dr. Elaine Seaver, professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, recently published a mini-review highlighting current research with her main study organism, Capitella teleta. This piece was an invited review for the journal Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, and Elaine was asked because of her expertise and research on the development and regeneration of Capitella,…

Whitney Laboratory Welcomes New Board of Trustee Member, Joan Boyce

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University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is pleased to announce that Joan Boyce has joined its Board of Trustees. Boyce has more than 23 years experience in life science publishing, sales, management, editorial leadership and content innovation. She is currently the vice president and general manager at Biocompare, the leading resource for up-to-date…