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

Welcome Home to Seafoam and Gene Johnson

Monday, August 13, 2018

Seafoam and Gene Johnson, patients of the Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory, were released back home to the Atlantic Ocean on August 14, 2018. Read More

Welcome: Ricky Morais

Ricky Morais
Monday, August 13, 2018

Please welcome Ricky Morais to Whitney Laboratory! Ricky is Whitney Lab’s new nighttime custodial worker. Read More

Todd Osborne Receives 2018 University of Florida Water Institute Faculty Fellowship

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Congratulations to Todd Osborne, assistant professor of biogeochemistry at Whitney Laboratory, for being selected as a 2018 University of Florida Water Institute Faculty Fellow. Read More

Congratulations to Alex Wyeth, 2018 REU Poster Contest Winner!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Congratulations to Alex Wyeth for being selected as the 2018 Whitney Laboratory REU Program’s poster contest winner. Read More

Science by the Shore: Sept. 22, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

The graduate students of the UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience would like to invite you to our sixth annual Science by the Shore Symposium (formerly biology at the beach), which is open to all scientific disciplines. 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.