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

Next Evenings at Whitney Lecture, March 8, 7 p.m. - Future Ready: STEM in Our Schools

Students with drone
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns 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 will talk about STEM activities and initiatives that impact students from every level in the school system. Read More

Ryan Lab Outreach - 2018 Darwin Week

Dr. Joseph Ryan presenting to high school students
Monday, February 19, 2018

The Ryan Lab at Whitney Laboratory observed 2018 Darwin Week last week for the fourth straight year by going out and visiting area schools. Read More

Congratulations to Alexis Lanza and Alex Hernandez for Receiving Awards from UF’s Biology Graduate Student Association

Alexis Lanza, Alex Hernandez
Monday, February 5, 2018

Congratulations to Alexis Lanza and Alex Hernandez for each being honored with an award from the Graduate Student Association of the University of Florida Biology Department. Alexis received the Michael L. May Research Grant for her work titled “Insight into the mechanism of embryonic organizer activity in axis formation of annelids.” Read More

Parking at Whitney Lab

Parking Map
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Parking at the Whitney Laboratory campus will be limited due to construction of the Research Village. The Research Village will be complete in winter 2018 and will reopen with additional parking. Please arrive early to lectures and events to allow time to find a place to park. Read More

Welcome Elisabeth Carter to Whitney Laboratory!

Elisabeth Carter
Monday, January 29, 2018

Please welcome Elisabeth Carter to Whitney Laboratory! Elisabeth Carter is a first-year PhD student at the University of Florida, and has joined Dr. Christine Schnitzler’s lab here at Whitney Laboratory. Elisabeth is originally from Georgia and received her BS from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Read More

More News

Upcoming Events







Performing advanced research in neuroscience, developmental and regenerative biology, marine conservation and marine genomics.

Learn More
Sea Turtle Hospital

Sea Turtle Hospital

Helping to conserve threatened Northeast Florida sea turtles by providing rehabilitation, research and education.

Learn More
Education and Conservation

Education and Conservation

Providing lifelong learning programs through K-12 outreach, advanced scientific training and a community lecture series.

Learn More

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.