|Educational Programs Overview|
Postdoctoral Fellows are a vital component of the research activities at Whitney Laboratory. In any given year there are between five and ten postdocs in residence, attracted by the modern research facilities and the opportunities for collaboration. Faculty members recognize that career goals, too, are an important consideration and Whitney Laboratory postdocs, with faculty support, have successfully competed for funding from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Some postdocs have advanced directly to faculty positions at various universities. Postdoctoral Fellows interested in working with a particular research group should contact that group's principal investigator.
Graduate study at the Whitney Laboratory provides qualified and motivated students with the intensive research training, intellectual development, broad experience, and current knowledge required for a successful career in modern biological research.
Students conducting their dissertation research at the Whitney Lab complete their course requirements on the main campus in Gainesville during their first or second year, then relocate to the Lab to complete their research.
If you have a passion for research and enjoy a highly interactive learning experience, the Whitney Lab is the place for you. Go to the Graduate Program page to learn more.
The Whitney Laboratory offers training in marine biomedical research and biotechnology to students interested in exploring a career in science.
In cooperation with a faculty supervisor, students choose a project which fits with ongoing investigations and can be completed within a ten to twelve week training period. For more information, go to the Whitney Lab REU page.
The Pre-collegiate Program is an extension of the Whitney Lab's science education effort and is part of a nationwide endeavor to increase the number of minority students choosing careers in science. In cooperation with local high school counselors, one or two interested and able students who might benefit from first-hand experience in a research laboratory are selected for a ten-week study period during the summer. Each student is awarded a small scholarship by the University of Florida.
Because of the lack of housing, this program is limited to students who live close enough to commute to the Lab each day.