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

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Whitney Lab Participates in St. Augustine Film Festival

This Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, Whitney Laboratory will be tabling and supporting a free event to kick off the St. Augustine Film Festival. Read More

Welcome: Christine Brennan


We are pleased to announce that Christine Brennan has joined Whitney Laboratory as our new IT Professional. Read More

Next Evenings at Whitney on Feb. 14, 2019

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returns on Feb. 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Saving an Endangered Species: The Life and Lore of the Sturgeon.” Frank Chapman, associate professor of the Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida, will talk about the unique characteristics of the sturgeon, a species of fish that have been in existence for more than 160 million years. Read More

Summer Intern Studied Hermit Crab Behavior

Holly Keepers, one of our summer interns, shared about her experience here at Whitney Lab in a blog post. During her time at Whitney Lab, Holly studied hermit crab behavior and how the hermit crabs were affected by noise pollution. Read More

Lost Springs Concert & Documentary

Join the Gamble Rogers Concert Series for this event at the Whitney Laboratory Lohman Auditorium on Jan. 19, 2019, at 7 p.m. 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.