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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Evenings at Whitney Feb. 13

Bader, Gary

The next Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience will be February 13, 2020, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “The Human Cell Atlas Project – Mapping the Human Body Cell by Cell”. Gary Bader, Ph.D., Professor at The Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto, will be the speaker. Read More

2020 REU Application Deadline (Feb. 17) Fast Approaching

Students in lab

The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation (Site Award 0648969), offers an exceptional opportunity for the motivated undergraduate to participate in scientific research. Read More


Join researchers, resource management agencies, and students for one and a half days of cutting-edge marine science – right next to the sea! Read More

Sea Turtle Hospital Featured in Explore Magazine

UF Research recently featured the Sea Turtle Hospital in their magazine Explore. The article discusses fibropapillomatosis and how the viral disease is affecting sea turtles. Read More

Osborne Lab Manager Anna Thornton Featured in Daytona State College Magazine

Magazine Article

Congratulations to Osborne Lab Manager Anna Thornton who was recently featured in Daytona State College Magazine's Alumni Profiles. Anna graduated from Daytona State College before transferring to Stetson University where she earned her BS in Marine 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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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.