Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida

Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida The University of Florida's Whitney Lab is a full time research lab, located on the Atlantic coast, just south of St. Augustine, Florida. Our mission is to use marine organisms in basic biological research and to train future experimental biologists.
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The promise of basic research, the basis for discovery... The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is a research institute of the University of Florida. The Lab’s mission is to use marine organisms in basic biological research, and to apply, where possible,the novel results of this research to problems of human health, natural resources and the environment; to train future experimental biologists; and to contribute to public education and to the formulations of the policy in basic research and marine science.

Mission: The Whitney Laboratory for the Marine Bioscience is a research institute of the University of Florida. The Lab's mission is to 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; to train future experimental biologists; and to contribute to public education and to the formulation of policy in basic research and marine science.

06/06/2020
University of Florida

Whitney Lab and UF supporting diversity, respect and inclusion 💯

Racism and violence directed at African Americans must stop. My video request to the Gator Nation following the killing of George Floyd.

UF News came out to check on our essential staff and animals - social distancing news in action ! 🐠 🎥
05/30/2020

UF News came out to check on our essential staff and animals - social distancing news in action ! 🐠 🎥

Hello Saint Augustine recently featured Whitney's Jessica Long - local hero story below!
05/18/2020

Hello Saint Augustine recently featured Whitney's Jessica Long - local hero story below!

Local Hero, Jessica Long:

Born in Seattle and spending her early years in Mexico, Jessica has lived around the world but has called St. Augustine her home since 2001. An entrepreneur at heart, she has channeled her passion for art into establishing a glass gallery and an exotic furniture business. Drawn to service, she has worked to expand health care for uninsured and homeless families in Jacksonville, and later served as the executive director of UFCARES, an HIV/AIDS healthcare network for women and children. Her latest passion takes her to the ocean, where she worked with marine scientists to establish and expand the Sea Turtle Hospital and new Marine Research Institute Building at UF’s Whitney Laboratory. Jessica’s passion for helping people is found at the intersection of art and nature, and she feels fortunate to live and thrive in beautiful St. Augustine. When not working to give turtles and people a better life, she can be found fantasizing about real estate in far-off countries and convincing her almost-walking son, Kai, that it is nap time.



#hellosaintaugustine #localhero #jess #beauty #seaturtles #marinescience #turtles #nature #science #whitneylabs #staugustine #oceanlife #turtlerescue

@ The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab

Sunrise. ☀️🌞
05/11/2020

Sunrise. ☀️🌞

Congratulations Research Scientist and Marineland Mayor Dr. Leslie Babonis - new tenure track faculty position at Cornel...
04/28/2020
Articles - Dr. Leslie Babonis Accepts Faculty Position at Cornell University! - Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - University of Florida

Congratulations Research Scientist and Marineland Mayor Dr. Leslie Babonis - new tenure track faculty position at Cornell University!

https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/articles/dr-leslie-babonis-accepts-faculty-position-at-cornell-university.html

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Babonis of the Whitney Laboratory who recently accepted a tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University beginning January 1, 2021.

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04/27/2020

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! Thank you to all our amazing volunteers - we appreciate all you do for Whitney Labora...
04/20/2020

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! Thank you to all our amazing volunteers - we appreciate all you do for Whitney Laboratory! #weloveourvolunteers

❤️Wishing you safety and wellness this weekend !
04/18/2020

❤️Wishing you safety and wellness this weekend !

The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida saw an unmet need and decided to fill it. As supplies of important cleaning products dwindled, their researchers set to work to create their own in their lab. Once created, they decided to share the custom hand sanitizer and surface sanitzer with COA to help St. Johns County seniors!

"We are so grateful to the Whitney Lab and its researchers," said COA executive director Becky Yanni. "It is wonderful how they have used their talents for innovation to help St. Johns County seniors!"

COA sends a Big COA Thank You to the dedicated scientists and staff at the Whitney Lab! For more information on the important work Whitney Lab does, and the ways in which it benefits our unique and beautiful environment, visit their website at https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/.

04/09/2020
Evenings at Whitney - January 2020, Dr. Otar Akanyeti

Our weekly #TBT EAW sharing continues - January's talk was from former postdoc at the Whitney Laboratory Dr. Otar Akanyeti - Multidisciplinary Approach to Quantify Behavior: From Fish Locomotion to Stroke Recovery #remotelearning #learningfromhome

https://youtu.be/wIqGYkBWGsE

Multidisciplinary Approach to Quantify Behavior: From Fish Locomotion to Stroke Recovery

Seeing stars ⭐️ ⭐️ Thank you Nicole Stacy for donating your research sea stars to our K-12 education program !!Although ...
04/07/2020

Seeing stars ⭐️ ⭐️ Thank you Nicole Stacy for donating your research sea stars to our K-12 education program !!Although we aren’t open to the public right now, care for our educational marine life continues daily 🍤

Would you like to journey through the Matanzas River and learn more about biodiversity with Tanzi the sea turtle? Click ...
03/27/2020

Would you like to journey through the Matanzas River and learn more about biodiversity with Tanzi the sea turtle?

Click on Whitney's interactive journey below, it may require you to download a program to participate- it works on iPad also! This was made for 4-6 grade but adults can learn and enjoy too!

https://my.intuiface.com/share/5458e539-d8cb-45d0-b5c8-f4a5b45cfbf4

03/19/2020
The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab

The science and caring continue at Whitney Lab & the Sea Turtle Hospital... #closedbutstillcaring

Happy first day of spring! We wanted to give you all an update: Although our schedule has changed, and our volunteers limited, our hospital staff is continuing to give our sea turtles daily care. We hope this cute video of Eugenie Clark will brighten your day! #closedbutstillcaring #whitneylab

Researchers in the Loesgen Lab 🔬 making hand sanitizer for the Whitney Lab folks working in the labs - ❤️chemistry 🧪
03/17/2020

Researchers in the Loesgen Lab 🔬 making hand sanitizer for the Whitney Lab folks working in the labs - ❤️chemistry 🧪

For now, Whitney’s public programs are suspended.  We will update when we start back up again. The science and research ...
03/16/2020

For now, Whitney’s public programs are suspended. We will update when we start back up again. The science and research continues at the lab. Like these birds, we are allowing for some distance in our public programs 👍

Clams from our field nursery in the Matanzas River. We sort and replant them as they outgrow their nursery bags. Next st...
03/04/2020

Clams from our field nursery in the Matanzas River. We sort and replant them as they outgrow their nursery bags. Next step - moving them to the Indian River Lagoon! #ComingSoon #ClamRestoration #IndianRiverLagoon

Whitney Laboratory and The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab at the Florida State Capital for Oceans Day yesterday! ...
02/26/2020

Whitney Laboratory and The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab at the Florida State Capital for Oceans Day yesterday! 🌊

Excited to talk about ocean conservation and science in the Florida State Capital 🐢 for Oceans Day!

Thank you for your incredible show of support for Whitney Laboratory on Gator Nation Giving Day! We received 95 gifts to...
02/25/2020

Thank you for your incredible show of support for Whitney Laboratory on Gator Nation Giving Day! We received 95 gifts to enhance Whitney's people and programs! #AllfortheGators

Stand Up & Holler, It’s Gator Nation Giving Day!Join together with the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience on Givin...
02/20/2020

Stand Up & Holler, It’s Gator Nation Giving Day!
Join together with the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience on Giving Day – your gift can directly impact our areas of greatest need. 2 Bits, 4 Bits, Every Bit Counts! Go to https://givingday.ufl.edu/pages/whitney-laboratory to make your gift today! #AllForTheGators

Address

9505 Oceanshore Blvd
Saint Augustine, FL
32080

General information

Research at the Whitney Lab seeks to capitalize on the enormous experimental advantages (things like giant nerve cells and simple organization) presented by diverse marine animals to understand the biological mechanisms that underlie medically important questions such as how we learn and remember and how nerve circuits repair damage. Much of our research is performed at the levels of genes and populations of genes.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(904) 461-4000

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Some of you who have history at the lab may have remembered Louise ...she worked for many years there as an administrative assistant and receptionist. She loved working with the many different scientists and interns over the years. She passed away this past Saturday
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