Whitney Laboratory Mission

Use marine organisms in basic biological research to apply where possible, the novel results of this research to problems of human health, natural resources and the environment


Train future experimental biologists


Contribute to public education and to the formulation of policy in basic research and marine science


The 70+ staff of the laboratory is comprised of faculty, associates, students and visiting scientists. They carry out research programs in a variety of scientific areas, including:


Biomechanics/Neuroethology, Chemosensory and Visual Physiology, Neural Pattern Generators, Neurogenomics and Comparative Marine Genomics, Synaptogenesis and Synaptic Physiology, Regenerative Biology, Coastal Ecology and the Evolution of Development.