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March 10, 2016: Evenings at Whitney – Kids Curing Cancer through Diet

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series returns 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’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, will share her research conducted with hundreds of students in regard to understanding how dietary imbalance affects normal development and identifying…

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…

Dr. Judith Milcarsky: “Mad About Poo: The Biology of Toxoplasmosis” January 14th, 2016, 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

Judith Milcarsky, DVM, studies Toxoplasma and its association with human illness. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects warm-blooded animals [including humans] throughout the world. The sexual phase occurs in the intestine of all felids and the millions of oocysts generated from a single cat remain infectious in the environment for years. Two asexual…

Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” December 10th, 2015, 7 pm

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Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history that has formed and shaped the coastal ecosystems that exist today. The Marine and Coastal Ecology Program at Whitney is highly engaged in…

Dr. Greta Binford: “How the brown recluse got its bite: spider venom diversity and evolution” November 12th, 2015 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

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Greta Binford, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biology at Lewis & Clark College. She studies diversity and evolution of spiders and their venoms. Her current focus is on the toxic brown recluse and its relatives. Her lecture will discuss how spiders (all 45,000 species) play key roles in our ecosystems as predators of insects…

Dr. Mansfield presents on the lost years of Sea Turtles, 7 p.m., Thurs., August 20, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney

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Please join us as Dr. Kate Mansfield from the University of Central Florida presents “Tracking the sea turtle ‘lost years’” for the Evenings at the Whitney public lecture series on Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM. Dr. Mansfield is a pioneer in satellite telemetry studies on wild sea turtles and will share her team’s work…

Dr. Arthur Edison presents on nematodes and soils, 7 pm on Thursday May 14th, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney

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Evenings at Whitney—Dr. Arthur S. Edison, “Sex in the Soil” May 14, 2015, 7 p.m. How does one go from being a saddle maker in Santa Fe, New Mexico to one of the world’s preeminent scientists in the fields of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) technology and discovering elements of chemical communication in nematodes? Dr. Arthur…

Dr. Kevin Folta presents on GMO Crop Technology, 7 pm on Thursday April 9th, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney

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Please join us as Dr. Kevin Folta from the University of Florida presents “Risks, Benefits and Opportunities in GMO Crop Technology” for the Evenings at the Whitney public lecture series on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 PM. Dr. Folta is one of the world’s experts in the science of biotechnology as it impacts the multifaceted arena of agriculture. The…

The Whitney Lecture on UF’s Main Campus, March 17th, 3:30 pm, Bartram Hall, Dr. Baldomero Olivera

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The Whitney Lecture brings preeminent scientists to the University of Florida’s main campus in Gainesville, and to the UF Whitney Laboratory in St. Augustine, Florida. Researchers share recent work in marine science, neuroscience, the environment and other topics of interest to the Laboratory. This Lecture series started in the late 1990’s with generous support to continue to…