Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - University of Florida


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. Scientists at the lab are on the front lines of biodiversity, neuroscience, sensory biology, ocean health, and cell regeneration – working to Go Greater for all of us.

Research at the Whitney Lab

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Evenings at Whitney Oct. 10, 2019

KSHV replication in B cell lymphoma

The next Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience will be October 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Of Viruses That Cause Cancer, and Genes That Do Not Make Proteins”. Rolf Renne, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Florida, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, will discuss how human viruses and specifically herpesviruses contribute to a wide range of human cancers. Read More

Whitney on the River K-12 Program Fundraiser Oct. 22

This fall fundraiser benefits UF Whitney Laboratory’s K-12 Education Program, which focuses on STEM Education for students from seven area counties, including the Putnam 3rd Grade Initiative. Whitney Laboratory researchers will share some amazing marine creatures and discuss research at the lab while guests tour the St. Johns River Center! Read More

Katie Feerst Joins the Seaver Lab

Feerst, Katie

Please welcome Katie Feerst to Whitney Laboratory! She recently joined Dr. Elaine Seaver's lab as a lab technician. Read More

Brent Foster Joins the Martindale Lab

 Foster, Brent.

Please welcome Brent Foster to Whitney Laboratory! He recently joined Dr. Mark Martindale's lab as a lab technician. Read More

Dr. James Liao in Hakai Magazine

James Liao, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Dr. James Liao who was recently featured in Hakai Magazine, as part of their Coastal Jobs Series. Read More

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Performing advanced research in neuroscience, developmental and regenerative biology, marine conservation and marine genomics.

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Sea Turtle Hospital

Sea Turtle Hospital

Helping to conserve threatened Northeast Florida sea turtles by providing rehabilitation, research and education.

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Education and Conservation

Education and Conservation

Providing lifelong learning programs through K-12 outreach, advanced scientific training and a community lecture series.

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Want to know more about our research & mission?

Our video gives you a taste for marine science and the exciting opportunities for discovery at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience.