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 on May 10 - Ex uno plures and E pluribus unum: Competition and collaboration in the microbial world

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on May 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Ex uno plures and E pluribus unum: Competition and collaboration in the microbial world.” Read More

Whitney Lab Graduate Students Casandra Newkirk and Bailey Steinworth Contribute to New Published Paper

Monday, April 16, 2018

Congratulations to Whitney Lab Graduate Students Casandra Newkirk (IFAS, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program) and Bailey Steinworth (CLAS, Department of Biology) for their contribution to a new paper, “Upside-Down but headed in the Right Direction: Review of the Highly Versatile Cassiopea xamachana System,” published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (vol 6, 35). Read More

Whitney Lab's Adam Pacetti Awarded UF Superior Accomplishment Award

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Congratulations to Adam Pacetti, maintenance supervisor, for receiving the University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award. Read More

Alexandra Hernandez Awarded National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship

Monday, April 9, 2018

Congratulations to Alexandra Hernandez, graduate student of the Ryan Lab at Whitney Lab, for receiving the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Read More

Upcoming Oyster Gardener Workshops

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Whitney Lab is seeking volunteers to become oyster gardeners as part of the lab’s oyster restoration initiative. 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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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.