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.

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Recent News

Next Evenings at Whitney on Oct. 11, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The next lecture in the fall Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is on Oct. 11, 2018, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Many Ways to Regenerate: Cell Fate Plasticity and Migratory Stem Cells in Marine Hydroids.” Christine Schnitzler, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, will talk about her work that looks at the multiple ways marine hydroids, small colony-forming invertebrates that commonly grow as polyps, regenerate or regrow tissues. Read More

Postponed: Open Studio Exhibit Benefiting Whitney Lab Oyster Restoration Initiative on September 27

Monday, September 17, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are having to postpone this event. A new date will be provided once it is finalized. Read More

Jessica Whelpley Featured in Fearless Science Article

Friday, September 7, 2018

Congratulations to Jessica Whelpley, graduate student at Whitney Laboratory, for being highlighted in the article titled Fearless Science by UF News. Read More

Martindale Lab Publishes Paper in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Congratulations to Casandra Newkirk, graduate student at Whitney Laboratory, and Mark Martindale, director at Whitney Laboratory, on the recently published paper in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Read More

Congratulations to 2018 Cliff Townsend High School Scholar Robie Carrascosa

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Congratulations to Robie Carrascosa who served as the Cliff Townsend High School Scholar at Whitney Laboratory this summer. 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.