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

Recent News

Martindale Lab Publishes Paper in Nature’s Protocol Exchange

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mark Martindale, director and professor of biology at Whitney Lab, and Miguel Salinas-Saavedra, graduate student at Whitney Lab, recently published a paper in Nature’s Protocol Exchange. Read More

Liao Lab Publishes Paper in Integrative & Comparative Biology

Dr. Otar Akanyeti and Dr. James Liao
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Congratulations to James Liao and Otar Akanyeti for authoring the paper titled “Behavior, Electrophysiology and Robotics Experiments to Study Lateral Line Sensing in Fishes.” Read More

Article Written by Graduate Student Jessica Farrell Receives National Press

Friday, July 13, 2018

An article written by Jessica Farrell, graduate student here at Whitney Lab, was written for The Conversation and picked up by Smithsonian.com. Read More

A Day in the Life of the Seaver Lab

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Have you ever wondered what a day is like working in one of the labs at Whitney Laboratory? Read More

Next Evenings at Whitney on Sept. 13: Sharks and Rays on the Brink – Half a Billion Years of Innovation Under Threat

Gavin Naylor
Monday, July 9, 2018

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns for the fall season on Sept. 13, 2018, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Sharks and Rays on the Brink - Half a Billion Years of Innovation Under Threat.” 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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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.