Strother Lab News

Bailey-Niblett Family Endowment Helps Fund Trip to SICB

Speaker presenting to a group of people

This January the Bailey-Niblett Family Endowment helped fund a Whitney Postdoctoral Research Associate's trip Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) conference from January 2- 6, 2024, in Seattle, Washington. Read More


Strother and Loesgen Labs welcome Lucas Cathey

Cathey, Lucas

Please welcome Lucas Cathey to the Whitney Lab! Lucas joins the Strother and Loesgen labs as a Research Technician. Read More


UF Explore - When the right microscope doesn’t exist, these optical innovators invent it

Dr. Cez Borba leans in for a closer look at a comb jelly on a computer screen

Whitney Laboratory Postdoc Dr. Cez Borba, Graduate Student Dorothy Mitchell and other scientists are using groundbreaking microscopes developed by optical engineer and neurobiologist Dr. James Strother to explore questions like how tissues recover from injury and how nerve cells are wired together. Read More


Strother Lab welcomes Zain Khalid

Khalid, Zain

Please welcome Zain Khalid to the Whitney Laboratory! Zain joins the Strother Lab to pursue a M.S. in Neuroscience working on whole-brain imaging of zebrafish. Read More


Strother Lab welcomes Dr. Leandra Hamann

Hamann, Leandra

Please welcome Dr. Leandra Hamann to Whitney Laboratory! She recently joined Dr. James Strother's Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.  Read More


PhD student Brendan Gibbs Publishes in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods

Student in laboratory working on fish

Congratulations to PhD Student Brendan Gibbs for his recent publication  "Recording central nervous system responses of freely-swimming marine and freshwater fishes with a customizable, implantable AC differential amplifier" in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Read More


Evenings at Whitney - YouTube Link, Big Ideas From Little Brains

Microscope view of a zebrafish brain

If you missed our October Evenings at Whitney, Big Ideas from Little Brains, with James Strother, PhD, the YouTube link is below! Read More


Strother Lab Welcomes Dr. Cezar Borba

 Borba, Cezar

Please welcome Dr. Cezar Borba to the Whitney Laboratory! He recently joined the Strother Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Read More


Evenings at Whitney October 13

Evenings at Whitney with Dr. James Strother picture

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience continues Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Big Ideas From Little Brains”. Dr. James Strother, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, will be the speaker. Read More


Dr. Joseph Ryan, Dr. Mark Martindale, and Dr. James Strother Named Allen Distinguished Investigators!

James Strother, Joseph Ryan, Mark Martindale

This grant will allow researchers to better understand the brains and nervous systems of animals and humans by studying gelatinous ocean comb jellies, sea creatures that can lead us to insights about how brains began. This is the first time the foundation has awarded the grant to the University of Florida! Read More


Strother and Loesgen Labs welcome Amelia Bunnell

Bunnell, Amelia

Please welcome Amelia Bunnell to Whitney Laboratory! She recently joined Dr. Sandra Loesgen's Lab and Dr. James Strother's Lab as a laboratory technician. Read More


Dr. James Strother Publishes Paper in Biomedical Optics Express

Strother, James

Congratulations to Dr. James Strother for his recent publication titled "Reduction of spherical and chromatic aberration in axial-scanning optical systems with tunable lenses" in Biomedical Optics Express. Read More


Dr. Ferhat Karakas joins the Strother Lab

 Karakas, Ferhat

Please welcome Dr. Ferhat Karakas to Whitney Laboratory! He joins Dr. James Strother's lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Read More


Dr. James Strother's Manta Ray research discussed in Scishow

Strother, James

Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. James Strother's Manta Ray research is discussed in the Scishow series piece "How giant creatures eat tiny meals: filter feeders." Read More


Dr. James Strother Publishes Paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology

Strother, James

Congratulations to Dr. James Strother, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Whitney Laboratory, who recently published a paper titled "Prolonged exposure to stressors suppresses exploratory behavior in zebrafish larvae" in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Read More


Welcome New Faculty Dr. James Strother and lab to Whitney Laboratory

Strother lab members

Please welcome Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. James Strother, and his lab to Whitney Laboratory! The Strother Lab is interested in questions at the interface between neurobiology and physiology using fishes as model organisms. His lab focuses on understanding processes at multiple levels of organization, from the properties of individual cells to the responses of the whole animal. Read More