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.

Research at the Whitney Lab

Evenings at Whitney October 13 - Big Ideas From Little Brains

Presented by Dr. James Strother, Join us at Whitney's Lohman Auditorium or Online

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Recent News

Sea Turtles Allen Wrench and Engineer Released September 27

Sea Turtle Release

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

 Trezona, Kendra

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

 MacDonnell, Connor

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

 Lara, Adolfo

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

 Tejeda Miramontes, María Laura

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

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