Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is a full-time University of Florida research center for biomedical research and biotechnology located in St. Augustine, Florida. Founded in 1974, the Whitney Lab is dedicated to using marine model animals for studying fundamental problems in biology and applying that knowledge to issues of human health, natural resources, and the environment.
Researchers at the lab are on the front lines of a variety of scientific areas including biodiversity, ocean health, marine chemistry, neuroscience, sensory biology, evolutionary genomics, embryology, and cell regeneration – working to Go Greater for all of us.
Celebrating 30 Years of Education - Help us reach $30,000!
This year we celebrate 30 YEARS of Whitney Laboratory's education programs for youth learners! Join us by helping raise $30,000 to support and inspire our scientists of tomorrow. Take the 30 for 30 Challenge! Every gift made in 2023 is matched dollar for dollar for our K-12 education endowment fund, thanks to a generous donor.
Adopt a Washback Sea Turtle October 18 - November 1
Washback season is upon us! Strong ocean currents, winds and waves can push this season’s sea turtle hatchlings back to shore and we can see anywhere from 20-400 babies at our hospital. You can symbolically Adopt a Washback turtle beginning October 18!
Evenings at Whitney YouTube Link: Tracking global biodiversity by harnessing the wind
If you missed our September Evenings at Whitney, "Tracking global biodiversity by harnessing the wind” with Elizabeth Clare, PhD, Professor of Biology at York University, the YouTube link is below. Read More
Martindale Lab welcomes Raul Chavarria
Please welcome Raul Chavarria to the Whitney Laboratory! He recently joined the Martindale Lab as a graduate student. Read More
National Postdoc Appreciation Week
It's National Postdoc Appreciation Week! Please join us in celebrating Whitney Laboratory Postdocs and the contributions they make to the lab, research and discovery! Read More
Dr. Elaine Seaver Keynote Speaker at SESDB 2023
The Southeast Regional Meeting of the Society for Developmental Biology will be September 29 - October 1 in Mobile, Alabama. Read More
Dr. Mark Martindale Visits the Academia Sinica in Taipei, named ACC member for ICOB
The Academia is the national PhD training research institute that consistently ranks in the Reuters top 20 “Most Innovative International Research Institutions” in life and physical sciences. Martindale was invited to be a member of the Academic Advisory Committee (ACC) for the Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology (ICOB). Read More