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

Jessica Whelpley Receives UF Biodiversity Institute Graduate Fellowship

Jessica Whelpley
Monday, May 14, 2018

Congratulations to Jessica Whelpley, graduate student in the Ryan Lab, for receiving a University of Florida Biodiversity Institute Graduate Fellowship. Read More

Congratulations, Miguel Salinas-Saavedra!

Miguel Salinas
Sunday, May 6, 2018

Congratulations to Miguel Salinas-Saavedra, graduate student in the Martindale Lab, for being awarded travel funds from the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for a talk he will be giving at the European Evo-Devo meeting in Galway, Ireland this June. Read More

Welcome Home, Tater Tot!

Monday, April 30, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Tater Tot was released on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 12 p.m. at the River to Sea Preserve public beach. Read More

Whitney Lab's Todd Osborne Honored with Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

Monday, April 30, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Todd Osborne, assistant professor of biogeochemistry at Whitney Lab, for receiving the Excellence Award for Assistant Professors of the University of Florida. A four-member committee reviewed the nominations, and the honor was awarded based on quality and innovativeness of the research. Read More

Welcome: Dr. Camille Enjolras

Camille Enjolras
Monday, April 30, 2018

Please welcome Dr. Camille Enjolras to Whitney Laboratory! Camille is a geneticist and developmental biologist whose main research interest is to better understand animal biology. 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.