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Dr. Leonid Moroz Selected for University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award

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Congratulations to Whitney Laboratory’s Dr. Leonid Moroz for being selected for a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award for 2016-2019. The award recognizes faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college…

Global Research Team including Dr. Mark Martindale, Dr. Joseph Ryan and Doctoral Student David Simmons Publish in Nature

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  Whitney Laboratory director Dr. Mark Q. Martindale, with Whitney faculty Dr. Joseph Ryan and Biology Doctoral Student David Simmons contributed to the research published in Nature this week,  looking at which molecular pathways lead to different outcomes during evolution in a variety of animals. This work is important because for the first time it uses…

National Science Foundation Funds Whitney Laboratory Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Five More Years

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Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience of the University of Florida is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation awarded a grant to the laboratory to fund its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program for five more years. The 10-week summer program, established in 1987, will continue to provide undergraduate students with an inspiring and motivating…

Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology Annual Meeting Hosted by Whitney Laboratory on May 19-21

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Whitney Laboratory is hosting the annual Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology meeting on May 19-21, 2016. The keynote speakers include: Deborah J. Andrew, Professor, Dept. Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University Building body parts:  Lessons learned from simple critters Fabienn Poulain, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of South Carolina From neurons to brain circuits:…

View the March 10th Evenings at Whitney Lecture on Kids Curing Cancer through Diet

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Kids Curing Cancer through Diet. Alana O’Reilly, associate professor at Temple University School of Medicine’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, shared her research conducted with hundreds of students that looks to…

Dr. Danielle de Jong publishes regeneration paper in PLOS ONE

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Congratulations to Dr. Danielle de Jong on the publication of her article entitled ‘A stable thoracic Hox code and epimorphosis characterize posterior regeneration in Capitella teleta’ published on Feb 19th in the journal PLOS ONE. Dr. de Jong is a postdoctoral researcher in the Seaver lab, and her article reports an investigation of regeneration in…

Evenings at Whitney – Anti-Bat Strategies in Moths: Sonar Jamming and Acoustic Deflection

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the UF Whitney Laboratory on Feb. 11, 2016, at 7 p.m., focused on how moths have evolved ultrasonically sensitive ears and ultrasound-producing organs throughout the past 60 million years to combat attacks from bats. The evening’s guest speaker, Akito Kawahara, a faculty member of University of Florida’s…

Trent Dye joins Whitney Lab as Osborne Lab Manager

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Welcome to Whitney, Trent! Trent graduated from Flagler College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in History.  He is a lover of the land, sea, and air and enjoys activities such as: surfing, scuba diving, trekking, snowboarding, and skydiving.  Trent is taking on the role as Lab Manager for Dr. Todd Osborne’s Lab at Whitney. He…