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Next Evenings at Whitney on Dec. 14 – Transformation and Conservation: Climate Change, Plant Diversity and the Southern Landscape

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on Dec. 14, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Transformation and Conservation: Climate Change, Plant Diversity and the Southern Landscape.” Pamela Soltis, distinguished professor and curator of molecular systematics and evolutionary genetics in the Florida Museum of Natural…

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Construction Launches at Whitney Laboratory to House More Student and Visiting Scientists

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Research Village at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience took place on Dec. 2, 2017, from 11 a.m. to noon on the Whitney Laboratory campus, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd. Remarks were made by members of the Whitney Research Village Trustee Committee, Chair of the Whitney Trustee Board…

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Jan. 25-26 North Florida Marine Science Symposium

Join researchers, resource management agencies, and students for 1.5 days of cutting-edge marine science at the 2018 North Florida Marine Science Symposium on January 25-26, 2018 at the Whitney Laboratory. The symposium will kick off with oral research presentations on Thursday afternoon, a gallery-style poster session and social on Thursday evening, a keynote address on…

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Whitney’s Liao Lab: Dr. Otar Akanyeti and Dr. James Liao Publish in Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Dr. Otar Akanyeti (former Postdoctoral & Research Faculty of the Liao Lab, now faculty at Aberystwyth University, UK) and Dr. James Liao’s research paper in Journal of Fluid Mechanics focusing on a local Florida Jackfish’s movement was selected for the publication’s cover this month! Dr. Liao’s laboratory collaborated with University of Virginia Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace…

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VIDEO – Nov. 9 Evenings at Whitney: The Ever-Evolving Menace of Mosquitoes: Emerging Pathogens and New Technological Control Strategies

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Nov. 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “The Ever-Evolving Menace of Mosquitoes: Emerging Pathogens and New Technological Control Strategies.” Paul Linser, professor of anatomy and cell biology, neuroscience, microbiology and cell science, entomology, and biology at…

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Dr. Paul Linser Editor in Chief of IJERPH Special Edition

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Linser, professor of anatomy and cell biology, neuroscience, microbiology and cell science, entomology, and biology at Whitney Laboratory, for his work as editor in chief of a special edition of IJERPH titled Mosquito Control Innovations into the 21st Century. The special issue is comprised of 13 published papers, including one published by Linser and…

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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…

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Under the Sea Soiree on Sept. 23

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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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:…