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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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Video: April 20 Evenings at Whitney – One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on April 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse.” The University of Tampa Professor of Biology Heather Masonjones talked about the difficulties of studying…

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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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May 20: Science by the Shore

The graduate students and postdocs of the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience would like to invite you to our Fifth Annual Science by the Shore Symposium (formerly Biology at the Beach). Open to all scientific disciplines, this event will take place all day Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience…

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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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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:…