The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience welcomes interested graduate students looking for an intensive research training program in the intimate environment of a modern marine laboratory. Our internationally renowned faculty specializes in using marine animals to address fundamental questions in biological research.
To learn more about our outstanding faculty and the research being conducted at the Whitney, please visit our Current Research Faculty Page.
Whitney Laboratory Graduate Students typically spend their first year on the University of Florida's main campus in Gainesville completing coursework and fulfilling teaching requirements. During this year, graduate students continue to interact with the Whitney Laboratory and their PI through regular meetings, progress reports, seminars, and summer research. At the end of the first year students relocate to St. Augustine where they are able to complete their research onsite. Any additional course requirements (e.g. seminars) are typically fulfilled from the Whitney Laboratory or by video conferencing in to classes on main campus.
Graduate students at the Whitney have access to state of the art equipment, onsite professional development opportunities, and a unique and supportive intellectual atmosphere. Located in an ideal marine research location, the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Biosciences provides excellent graduate school training.
View our handbook for more information about the lab, Whitney Graduate Student Association, benefits, resources, international student information and life in St. Augustine.
“I was a student before, but now I’m a scientist,” said Veronica Garcia as she packed away the last of her lab materials into boxes.
Veronica was enrolled in the Program in Biomedical Sciences at The University of Florida, and officially a graduate student at the Whitney Lab.