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Video: March 16 Evenings at Whitney – From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 16, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement.” Duke University Associate Professor of Biology Sheila Patek talked about the fastest movements found in organisms, including that of…

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Whitney Laboratory Receives Funding from UF Biodiversity Institute to Develop New Bioinformatics Tools

Whitney Laboratory Director Mark Martindale and Biodiversity Scientist Francois Michonneau in collaboration with Whitney Laboratory Assistant Professor of Biology Joseph Ryan and Florida Museum of Natural History Curator of Marine Malacology Gustav Paulay received funding from the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute. This funding will be used to develop new bioinformatics tools aimed at characterizing…

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Whitney Lab’s Christine Schnitzler Co-authors Paper Featured in Cell Reports

Congratulations to Whitney Lab’s Assistant Professor of Biology Christine Schnitzler for co-authoring a paper in Cell Reports titled An Evolutionarily Conserved SoxB-Hdac2 Crosstalk Regulates Neurogenesis in a Cnidarian. The paper shares that for the first time a functional link has been demonstrated between SoxB transcription factors and histone deacetylases, which are each involved in neurogenesis, nervous tissue…

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Video: Evenings at Whitney – The Living Dead: Metabolic Arrest and the Control of Biological Time

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Feb. 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “The Living Dead: Metabolic Arrest and the Control of Biological Time.” Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology and Carleton University Professor of Biochemistry Kenneth Storey talked about how hibernation,…

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Video: Evenings at Whitney Lecture – Why are the Matanzas Inlet and adjacent coastline so dynamic?

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Why are the Matanzas Inlet and adjacent coastline so dynamic?”. University of Florida Civil and Coastal Engineering Department Assistant Professor Maitane Olabarrieta talked about the current and future impact of…

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Liao Lab Paper Selected for 2016 Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize Shortlist

Congratulations to Whitney Lab’s Associate Professor of Biology Jimmy Liao and his team, William Stewart and Otar Akanyeti, for having a paper selected for the 2016 Journal of Experimental Biology Outstanding Paper Prize Shortlist. The paper, Refuging rainbow trout selectively exploit flows behind tandem cylinders, was one of nine papers selected.

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Feb. 12: 2017 REU Application Deadline Fast Approaching

The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation, is an opportunity for motivated undergraduate students to participate in scientific research at Whitney Lab. The deadline to apply for the 2017 program is February 12, 2017. The 2017 program dates are May 31-August 8. The program activities include: A research project…

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Dr. Barbara A. Battelle Excellence in Scientific Communication Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the Barbara A. Battelle Excellence in Scientific Communication Award. Fall 2016 Leah Dannenberg, Ph.D. student Marleen Klann, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate Spring 2016 Yuzu Yanagitsuru, Ph.D. student Otar Akanyeti, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate Fall 2015 Gabrielle Winter, Ph.D. student Danielle De Jong, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate About the Award As scientists, we are constantly faced with the challenge…

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Dec. 8: Evenings at Whitney – Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Dec. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change.” University of Florida Distinguished Professor of Biology Francis “Jack” Putz talked about how the natural ecosystems along the coast of Florida are changing…

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Nov. 17: Evenings at Whitney – Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Nov. 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone.” Ilka Candy Feller, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, talked about leveraging history to understand the present and predict…

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Whitney Staff & Volunteers Help Recover Oyster Gardens After Hurricane Matthew

The Whitney Oyster Restoration Initiative began its program this past September with 53 oyster gardeners. These citizen scientists hung two oyster habitats filled with baby oysters from their docks and began recording data and watching their babies grow. Then came Hurricane Matthew. Since then, Whitney staff and volunteers have been busy retrieving the oysters and/or…

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Whitney Laboratory Sea Turtle Hospital Awarded Grant from Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program to Help Education Efforts

In April, University of Florida Whitney Laboratory Sea Turtle Hospital received a grant for $15,000 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is financed by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plate. The grant will fund the development and creation of a modular, mobile exhibition at Whitney Laboratory to be used for…

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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:…