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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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Video: May 18 Evenings at Whitney – Last Mastodons, Last Mammoths: Life and Times of America’s Latest-surviving Proboscideans

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Last Mastodons, Last Mammoths: Life and Times of America’s Latest-surviving Proboscideans.” Flagler College Professor of Anthropology Lee Newsom talked about her research on mastodons and mammoths, mammals that became…

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Emily Gordon Named to Board of Trustees

We are pleased to announce that Emily Gordon has been named to Whitney Laboratory’s Board of Trustees. Emily brings an abundance of professional and scientific experience as well as a passion for community service to the Board of Trustees. Emily is a Florida Gator. She earned bachelor’s degrees in both nursing and zoology from the…

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Discovery Walk Signage is Now Complete

The Whitney Laboratory Discovery Walk signage is now complete! Enjoy a scenic and educational walk along the Whitney Laboratory shoreline as you visit seven stations. The walk begins at the “Whitney Pond” – where you’ll find out who calls our sea-lab home. From there follow the signs to find out more about Oysters, the Matanzas…

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Local Group Creates Save Our Seas Quilt

Thank you to the local St. Augustine quilting group for creating a one-of-a-kind marine life quilt for the Whitney Laboratory. The vibrant marine quilt called “Save Our Seas” was made by the eight member quilt bee, which includes Whitney Lab Docents, called See What Develops. Dr. Elaine Seaver provided marine consultation for the piece. It…

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2016 REU Student Amber Rock Returns through Choose Development! Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that 2016 REU student Amber Rock is returning to Whitney Laboratory for two summers through the Choose Development! Fellowship from the Society of Developmental Biology. This is a competitive fellowship where only six undergraduates are selected. Amber will be studying with Director of Whitney Laboratory and Professor of Biology Dr….

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Dr. James Liao & Dr. Leonid Moroz Receive UF Term Professorship Award

Congratulations to Dr. James Liao and Dr. Leonid Moroz, who each received the University of Florida Term Professorship Award from the UF Provost’s Office. The awards are based on assessment of academic accomplishment, and awardees have displayed a distinguished career that places them among the leaders in their discipline. Each of the UF Term Professorship Awards lasts…

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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:…