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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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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 on Oct. 20: Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer.” Joseph Ryan, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, shared how his lab uses DNA sequences to investigate the…

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Whitney Lab Participates in 2016 SACNAS Meeting October 13-15

Last week, members of the Whitney Laboratory team attended the 2016 Meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The event was held in Long Beach, California. Pictured here from left to right is Anya Jacquez (2016 REU student), Joseph Ryan (Whitney faculty) and Alexandra Hernandez (Whitney Ph.D. student). The purpose of the…

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The Whitney Lecture on Sept. 21 & 22 Features Professor Emeritus & Visiting Fellow Adrian Horridge from Australian National University

The Whitney Lecture, an annual event hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, brings renowned scientists to St. Augustine and Gainesville to share significant research and contributions to science. The title of this year’s lecture is “The Disgraceful Affair of the Bees and the Flowers,” which will be presented by Adrian…

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Dr. Nick Ward joins the Osborne Lab

Dr. Nick Ward joins the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as a Research Scientist in the Osborne Lab. He received a B.S. in Environmental Systems at the University of California, San Diego while studying linkages between molecular biology and marine geochemistry as a research assistant at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and…

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Welcome to Whitney Lab, Heather!

Heather Krumholtz has joined the administration office here at Whitney Laboratory. She will be providing support for the Director of Development & External Relations, Director and Manager of Operations. Heather has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare, small business and non-profit marketing/advertising and project coordination. She graduated from the University of Florida with…

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Whitney’s Jimmy Liao Promoted to University of Florida Associate Professor of Biology with Tenure

We are pleased to announce that Whitney Faculty Dr. James Liao was granted promotion and tenure by the University of Florida Board of Governors to Associate Professor of Biology. He is now tenured faculty in the University of Florida Biology Department!  The designation is based on the faculty’s research, publications, service and teaching achievements during their time…

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New Faculty Member, Christine Schnitzler, Joins Whitney Laboratory

Dr. Christine E. Schnitzler joins University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience as Assistant Professor of Biology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Northwestern University. She then earned her master’s degree in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Labs of California State University-Monterey Bay. She earned her doctorate in Zoology from…

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The St. Augustine Record Features Article on Need for Whitney Laboratory Citizen Scientists

On Aug. 7, 2016, The St. Augustine Record featured an article titled Whitney Lab looking for locals to be citizen scientists. The article shared information about Whitney Laboratory’s oyster restoration initiative and the need for 50 community members to become oyster gardeners. The article also discussed the purpose of the project, which is stewardship of…

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Volunteers Needed to Become Oyster Gardeners

The University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory is seeking volunteers to become oyster gardeners as part of the lab’s oyster restoration initiative. Gardeners will grow, maintain and record data on their oyster habitats for about one year, then return the oysters to the lab for use in restoration projects. Requirements: Own a saltwater dock anywhere between…

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Alexandra Tsalickis, 2016 Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholar

Summer research spotlight: The Matanzas River Basin is a remarkable ecosystem, and the Whitney Lab’s campus is strategically located with easy access to numerous and diverse habitats set out along the Florida coast.  The establishment of the Carl and Marcella Matthaei Ecological Scholarship Fund at the Whitney Lab provides support for scientists-in-training to have access…

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Whitney Laboratory’s Elaine Seaver Publishes Review in Current Opinion in Genetics and Development

Dr. Elaine Seaver, professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, recently published a mini-review highlighting current research with her main study organism, Capitella teleta. This piece was an invited review for the journal Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, and Elaine was asked because of her expertise and research on the development and regeneration of Capitella,…

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Whitney Laboratory Research Featured as Editor’s Choice in Journal of Experimental Biology

Congrats to Postdoctoral Researcher William Stewart on the article featured as editor’s choice in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled Refuging rainbow trout selectively exploit flows behind tandem cylinders. William recently secured a faculty position at Eastern Florida State College. Also, congratulations to all the authors of the article: Fang-bao Tian, Otar Akanyeti, Christina J….

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Whitney Laboratory Welcomes New Board of Trustee Member, Joan Boyce

University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is pleased to announce that Joan Boyce has joined its Board of Trustees. Boyce has more than 23 years experience in life science publishing, sales, management, editorial leadership and content innovation. She is currently the vice president and general manager at Biocompare, the leading resource for up-to-date…

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Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab Releases Cisco Kid, First Patient Treated for Fibropapilloma

On Monday, June 20, 2016, at the River to Sea Preserve beach, the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab released Cisco Kid. This was the hospital’s first release of a turtle treated for fibropappilomatosis, which is a disease that causes internal and external tumors to grow on the sea turtle, inhibiting normal functioning. More than…

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Whitney Lab’s Barbara Battelle, Joseph Ryan & Karen Kempler Publish Work in Genome Biology and Evolution

Whitney’s Drs. Barbara Battelle, Joseph Ryan and Karen Kempler along with Dr. Megan Porter from the University of Hawaii, Manoa headed a research team, which included members of the Limulus (American horseshoe crab) Genome Consortium to publish the Limulus genome and a comprehensive analysis of the expression of visual pigments in horseshoe crabs. This work…

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Whitney Lab’s Leslie Babonis, Mark Martindale and Joseph Ryan Publish Paper in BioMed Central

Congratulations to Whitney Lab’s Leslie Babonis, postdoctoral research associate, Mark Martindale, Whitney Lab director and professor, and Joseph Ryan, assistant professor of biology, for publishing a paper in BioMed Central titled Do novel genes drive morphological novelty? An investigation of the nematosomes in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. Background The evolution of novel genes is thought to be…

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Nicole Miller joins the Martindale Lab

Welcome to Whitney Laboratory, Nicole! Nicole is a senior microbiology major at the University of Florida with a passion for the ocean, science, and surfing. She plans to attend graduate school in pursuit of a degree in biomedical science. Ultimately, her goal is to attain a Ph.D. and conduct research for academia or industry. Throughout…

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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 on May 12 – Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 12, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens. Danny Lippi, International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist and qualified tree risk assessor as well as…

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Whitney Lab’s Mark Martindale, David Simmons and Barbara-Anne Battelle Contribute to “Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems”

In a recently published comprehensive volume on the “Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems” by Oxford University Press, Whitney Laboratory’s Mark Martindale and David Simmons contributed a chapter on Ctenophora. Also, Barbara-Anne Battelle, together with two co-authors from Germany, contributed a chapter on Xiphosaura (horseshoe crabs). Congratulations!

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University of Florida News Features Research by Whitney Lab’s Otar Akanyeti & James Liao

To save energy, fish use their heads Scientists used to think a fish’s head motions were just a byproduct of swimming. Using 3-D printed fish, University of Florida scientists Otar Akanyeti, James Liao and collaborators at Harvard showed that head motion can make a fish’s movement and respiration more efficient. The Nature Communications study sheds…

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Dr. Leonid Moroz Selected for University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award

Congratulations to Whitney Laboratory’s Dr. Leonid Moroz for being selected for a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award for 2016-2019. The award recognizes faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. The UFRF Professors were recommended by their college…

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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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Global Research Team including Dr. Mark Martindale, Dr. Joseph Ryan and Doctoral Student David Simmons Publish in Nature

  Whitney Laboratory director Dr. Mark Q. Martindale, with Whitney faculty Dr. Joseph Ryan and Biology Doctoral Student David Simmons contributed to the research published in Nature this week,  looking at which molecular pathways lead to different outcomes during evolution in a variety of animals. This work is important because for the first time it uses…

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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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National Science Foundation Funds Whitney Laboratory Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program Five More Years

Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience of the University of Florida is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation awarded a grant to the laboratory to fund its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program for five more years. The 10-week summer program, established in 1987, will continue to provide undergraduate students with an inspiring and motivating…

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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:…

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View the March 10th Evenings at Whitney Lecture on Kids Curing Cancer through Diet

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Kids Curing Cancer through Diet. Alana O’Reilly, associate professor at Temple University School of Medicine’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, shared her research conducted with hundreds of students that looks to…

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March 10, 2016: Evenings at Whitney – Kids Curing Cancer through Diet

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series returns on March 10, 2016, at 7 p.m., with the program titled Kids Curing Cancer through Diet. Alana O’Reilly, associate professor at Temple University’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, will share her research conducted with hundreds of students in regard to understanding how dietary imbalance affects normal development and identifying…

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Evenings at Whitney – Anti-Bat Strategies in Moths: Sonar Jamming and Acoustic Deflection

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the UF Whitney Laboratory on Feb. 11, 2016, at 7 p.m., focused on how moths have evolved ultrasonically sensitive ears and ultrasound-producing organs throughout the past 60 million years to combat attacks from bats. The evening’s guest speaker, Akito Kawahara, a faculty member of University of Florida’s…

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Welcome, Nicolette Vassallo!

Nicolette is a recent graduate of the University of Miami with a bachelor’s in Biology. As a St. Augustine native, she grew up enjoying our beaches and waterways, and she is dedicated to preserving our local ecosystems. During her undergraduate career, Nicolette assisted in clinical research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her…

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View Dr. Todd Osborne’s Lecture on Florida Coastal Change if you missed it!

Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture Series December 2015. Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history…

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Research Intern Joins Osborne Lab

Welcome:  Francesca Batt joins the Osborne Lab as a Visiting Research Intern Francesca Batt is a visiting undergraduate studying in her third year of marine biology from Plymouth University (UK).  Francesca will be with us for six months working with Dr Todd Osborne gaining experience and learning new techniques both in the field and in…

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Post-Baccalaureate Trainee Joins Ryan Lab

Welcome:  Alexandra Hernandez has joined Dr. Ryan’s lab as a full-time Post-Baccalaureate Trainee. Alexandra is a native Floridian, originally from the city of Miami. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. During her time at the University of South Florida she interned with the United States Geological…

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Dr. Scott Santagata to Spend Six Month Sabbatical at Whitney Lab

  Dr. Scott Santagata will visit Whitney Laboratory for a six month sabbatical period.  He will collaborate with Dr. Joseph Ryan investigating the transcriptomes of various ectoproct species from Antarctica and Florida for evidence of adaptive changes and testing the phylogenetic relationships among marine ectoprocts. Dr. Scott Santagata is an Associate Professor of Biology at…

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Welcome: Jen Zuberer

Please welcome Jen Zuberer to Whitney Laboratory! Jennifer Zuberer is a native Floridian and has called St. Augustine home for the past 10 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida in 2004. Before joining Whitney Lab, Jennifer worked with the City of St. Augustine coordinating activities and projects...

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IDP Graduate Student Alicia Schwieterman visits Whitney Laboratory

  Please welcome Alicia Schwieterman to Whitney Laboratory!   Alicia is an Interdisciplinary (IDP) graduate student interested in comparative neurobiology. She received a BSc in Neuroscience and Biology from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH in 2012. At UC, under the direction of Dr. Stephanie M. Rollmann and Dr. John E. Layne, she researched the evolution…

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Dr. Nagayasu Nakanishi visits Whitney Laboratory

  Welcome:  Dr. Nagayasu Nakanishi, Visiting NASA Astrobiology Senior Postdoctoral Fellow Nagayasu is a comparative biologist interested in understanding early histories of sensory and nervous system evolution. He received a BSc in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from University of California, San Diego. At the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD, he studied microbial diversity in…

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Whitney REU makes Forbes “30 Under 30” List

Corina Antal, a former NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) student at the Whitney Laboratory, was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of science professionals. Corina is now a research assistant at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she researches proteins that suppress the growth of cancerous tumors. Congratulations, Corina!

Dr. Judith Milcarsky: “Mad About Poo: The Biology of Toxoplasmosis” January 14th, 2016, 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

Judith Milcarsky, DVM, studies Toxoplasma and its association with human illness. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects warm-blooded animals [including humans] throughout the world. The sexual phase occurs in the intestine of all felids and the millions of oocysts generated from a single cat remain infectious in the environment for years. Two asexual…

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Miguel Salinas-Saavedra Wins Award at LASDB Meeting in Brazil

Miguel Salinas-Saavedra, a PhD student in Dr. Martindale’s lab, recently attended the 8th meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology held in São Paulo, Brazil. The top four student poster presentations were awarded travel grants to attend the 2016 Society for Developmental Biology meeting in Boston, MA. Miguel won third place for his poster, “The…

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Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” December 10th, 2015, 7 pm

Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history that has formed and shaped the coastal ecosystems that exist today. The Marine and Coastal Ecology Program at Whitney is highly engaged in…

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Dr. Greta Binford: “How the brown recluse got its bite: spider venom diversity and evolution” November 12th, 2015 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

Greta Binford, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biology at Lewis & Clark College. She studies diversity and evolution of spiders and their venoms. Her current focus is on the toxic brown recluse and its relatives. Her lecture will discuss how spiders (all 45,000 species) play key roles in our ecosystems as predators of insects…

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Dr. Leonid Moroz, Distinguished Professor at the Whitney Laboratory and McKnight Brain Institute receives prestigious INSPIRE grant

“INSPIRE: Deciphering the Genealogy of Neurons via Planetary Biodiversity Capture” is part of the president’s Brain initiative through National Science Foundation.  This research initiative led by Dr. Moroz is highly interdisciplinary and will marry Biodiversity and Neuroscience with extensive use of genomic tools. The project is jointly funded by the Organization Program in the Neural…