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

The March Evenings at Whitney Lecture featured the topic of Future Ready: STEM in Our Schools.

Students with drone
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 8, 2018, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Future Ready: STEM in Our Schools.” Staff from the St. Johns County School District talked about STEM activities and initiatives that impact students from every level in the school system. Read More

Welcome: Madison Skidmore

Madison Skidmore
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Please welcome Madison Skidmore to Whitney Laboratory! Madison has a Bachelor's in Coastal Environmental Science and a Minor in Education from Flagler College. Read More

Article Published in Current Biology Features Work by Martindale Lab

Monday, March 5, 2018

Congratulations to the Martindale Lab for the recent article published in Current Biology. Read More

Whitney Lab REU Student Receives Award for Poster Presentation

Stephanie Neal with winning poster
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Congratulations to one of Whitney Laboratory's 2017 REU students, Stephanie Neal, on her recent award for Best Student Poster Presentation in the Division of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting. Read More

2018 Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 summer camps at Whitney Laboratory. The camps offered this year are the Marine Biology Summer Camp and Sea Turtle Summer Camp. 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.