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.
Sea Turtles Allen Wrench and Engineer Released September 27
Sea Turtle Hospital patients Allen Wrench and Engineer received their swimming papers and were released on September 27. Allen Wrench was a public release at River to Sea Preserve Boardwalk (Marineland Beach) in the town of Marineland, Florida and Engineer was a private release at Gamble Rogers State Park, Florida. Read More
Sea Turtle Hospital Welcomes Fall Intern Kendra Trezona
Please welcome Kendra Trezona to Whitney Laboratory! She recently joined the Sea Turtle Hospital as the fall intern. Read More
Osborne Lab Welcomes Dr. Conor MacDonnell
Please welcome Dr. Conor MacDonnell to Whitney Laboratory! He recently joined the Osborne Lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Conor MacDonnell is a marine ecologist with a focus in seagrasses, an important ecosystem for both our charismatic megafauna and our coastal communities. Read More
Ryan Lab Welcomes Dr. Adolfo Lara
Please welcome Dr. Adolfo Lara to Whitney Laboratory! He recently joined the Ryan Lab as a postdoctoral research associate and will be focused on the evolutionary genomics of doliolids. Read More
Ibarra-Castro Lab Welcomes María Laura Tejeda Miramontes
Please welcome María Laura Tejeda Miramontes, a visiting scholar, to the Whitney Laboratory. While at Whitney, Maria Laura will be joining the Ibarra-Castro lab to continue her master's training under the direction of Dr. Leonardo Ibarra-Castro. Read More