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. Researchers at the lab are on the front lines of a variety of scientific areas including biodiversity, ocean health, marine chemistry, neuroscience, sensory biology, evolutionary genomics, embryology, and cell regeneration – working to Go Greater for all of us.

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The Laboratory is continuing operations under UF and CDC advised guidelines and pursuing important basic research and training. In light of new guidance from the CDC, the University of Florida expects everyone to wear a mask at all times when inside any UF facility, even if you are vaccinated. This includes our students, faculty, staff, vendors and visitors.

Recent News

Evenings at Whitney February 10 - Cynthia Barnett

Barnett, Cynthia

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience continues Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. with author Cynthia Barnett’s latest program, “The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans.” Read More

Evenings at Whitney with Dr. Cassandra Quave - YouTube Link

Quave, Cassandra

If you missed our January Evenings at Whitney, The Plant Hunter: A Scientist's Quest for Nature's Next Medicines with Dr. Cassandra Quave, the YouTube link is below! Read More

Elias Lunsford wins Best Student Presentation at The Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Lunsford, Elias

Congratulations to Liao Lab Ph.D. student Elias Lunsford for winning the Best Student Paper competition at The Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) last week in the Division of Neurobiology, Neuroethology and Sensory Biology. Read More

Sea Turtle Avocado Released January 4

Sea Turtle Hospital Patient Avocado

Sea Turtle Hospital patient Avocado received her swimming papers and was released at Gamble Rogers State Park in Flagler County on January 4. Read More

Loesgen Lab Welcomes Anon Boonkerd

 Boonkerd, Anon

Please welcome Anon Boonkerd, a visiting scholar, to the Whitney Laboratory! While at Whitney, Anon will be joining Dr. Sandra Loesgen’s lab and investigating fungal natural products, bioassays, and compound identification. Read More

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