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Dr. Leonid Moroz and His Team Published Nature Ecology & Evolution Paper

Congratulations to University of Florida Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Genetics, Biology and Chemistry Leonid Moroz, members of his lab (Peter Williams, Tatiana P. Moroz, Krishanu Mukherjee) and Gustav Pauley from Florida Museum of Natural History for their recent breakthrough paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution titled Ctenophore relationships and their placement as the sister group…

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Oct. 13: Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Social

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is hosting a social in partnership with Whitney Laboratory and University of Florida’s Biology Department at First Magnitude Brewing Company located at 1220 S.E. Veitch St. in Gainesville, Fla., on Friday, October 13 at 8 p.m. There will be live Latin music from…

UNDER THE SEA SOIREE – Invitation

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Under the Sea Soiree Fundraiser: Celebrate Biodiversity with the Whitney Lab! Thank you so much for supporting the Lab at the Under the Sea Soiree! We raised over $16,000 and had $9,000 worth of donated items for the auction. We especially appreciate all of our sponsors who came through to support our community outreach programs…

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Dr. Leslie Babonis and Dr. Mark Martindale have New Paper in EvoDevo

Congratulations to Whitney Laboratory’s Dr. Leslie Babonis, postdoctoral research associate, and Dr. Mark Martindale, director, for their recent publication in “EvoDevo” about their work involving the starlet sea anemone. The publication is titled “PaxA, but not PaxC, is required for cnidocyte development in the sea anemone.” “Seeing those data published is so rewarding,” said Dr….

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Rescheduled to June 14, 2018 – Evenings at Whitney: Sharks and Rays on the Brink – Half a Billion Years of Innovation Under Threat

Due to Hurricane Irma, this lecture has been rescheduled from Sept. 14, 2017, to June 14, 2018. This lecture will now be part of the 2018 Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series.  The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory with the program titled “Sharks and Rays on the Brink…

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Congratulations to Stephanie Neal, REU Poster Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Stephanie Neal for being selected as the 2017 Whitney Laboratory REU Program’s poster contest winner. The title of Stephanie’s winning poster is Functional investigation of opsin in Capitella teleta. Stephanie worked with Elaine Seaver, professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, this summer during the program. Stephanie attends the University of Miami where she is majoring…

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Whitney Lab Represented by Three Faculty at International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology

At the Fourth International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology held August 18-23, 2017, in Moscow, Whitney Laboratory is represented by three faculty, including Dr. Mark Martindale, director and professor of biology, Dr. Christine Schnitzler, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Leonid Moroz, distinguished professor of neuroscience, genetics, biology and chemistry. Dr. Moroz is one of the keynote…

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Congratulations to the 2017 Carl and Marcella Matthaei Scholars

The Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholarship Fund at the Whitney Laboratory provides support for University of Florida scientists-in-training to have access to the Matanzas River Basin, where we can engage in its biodiversity, ecology and conservation. The Matanzas River Basin is a dynamic regional ecosystem, and the Whitney Lab’s campus is strategically located with access to…

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Whitney Laboratory Program Funded by the National Science Foundation Has Been Welcoming Summer Interns for 30 Years

This summer marks the 30th year that the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience has welcomed interns for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation. The current program offers eight students the opportunity to explore the career of scientific research at Whitney Laboratory for 10 weeks during the summer….

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Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory Awarded Its First Research Grant from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program

The University of Florida Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory is pleased to announce today, on World Sea Turtle Day, that it received a grant starting in May for $18,348 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is funded by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plate. The Sea Turtle Hospital at…

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Welcome 2017 REU Summer Interns

Welcome to the 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer interns! Funded by the National Science Foundation, the summer program offers eight students the opportunity to participate in scientific research at Whitney Lab. Each student, paired with a Whitney Lab faculty member, works on a project during their 11-week stay here at Whitney Lab. Welcome, REUs!

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Whitney Lab Participates in First International Cassiopea Workshop

Whitney Lab “Team Cassiopea,” consisting of Graduate Student Casandra Newkirk, Graduate Student Bailey Steinworth and Postdoctoral Research Associate Leslie Babonis, traveled to the first international Cassiopea Workshop, which was held May 12-14, 2017, on Key Largo. Participants from around the world, including Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Hong Kong, met and learned from legendary leaders in the…

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Whitney Lab Attends 2017 Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology Meeting

Whitney Lab participated in the Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology Meeting held May 18-20, 2017, at Kennesaw State College in Georgia. The society encompasses seven states in the Southeastern United States. Miguel Salinas Saavedra, graduate student in the Martindale Lab, and Danielle deJong, postdoc in the Seaver Lab, are pictured here at the meeting…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture on May 19 – Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 19, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters. Deborah Andrew, professor of cell biology at Johns Hopkins University, shared the findings from her lab’s studies of the fruit fly…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture – In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Corals with their Symbiotic Algae on April 14, 2016

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on April 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Corals with their Symbiotic Algae. Virginia Weis, professor of integrative biology at Oregon State University, will speak about the relationship between…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture – The Mighty Water Bear: Tiny, but Invincible! on March 31, 2016

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on March 31, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled The Mighty Water Bear: Tiny, but Invincible!. Bob Goldstein, professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak about water bears, which are fascinating,…

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

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:…