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.

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

02/19/2020
Whitney Laboratory Oyster Restoration Initiative

Our new Oyster Restoration Initiative video is live! The Oyster Restoration Initiative is a community-based program to engage citizen scientists, advance our understanding of oyster ecology and restore local oyster habitats in our coastal ecosystem. #oysterrestoration #oysterreefs #bivalves

https://youtu.be/wKlIRtx375M

The Oyster Restoration Initiative at Whitney Laboratory began as a community-based program to engage citizen scientists, advance our understanding of oyster ...

Our Center for Marine Studies building is all dressed up and we're ready for Giving Day Thursday! #AllForTheGators
02/18/2020

Our Center for Marine Studies building is all dressed up and we're ready for Giving Day Thursday! #AllForTheGators

We ❤️Science..Dr. Christine Schnitzler collaborates to find significant gene that impacts reproductive cell development ...
02/14/2020

We ❤️Science..Dr. Christine Schnitzler collaborates to find significant gene that impacts reproductive cell development during an animal's lifetime using the cnidarian Hydractinia - see the paper in Science! Authors include former Whitney graduate student now Swarthmore visiting assistant professor Tim Dubuc !

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6479/757

Whitney celebrates with women scientists around the world this morning ! Thank you Dr. Sandra Loesgen and Elizabeth Kawe...
02/12/2020

Whitney celebrates with women scientists around the world this morning ! Thank you Dr. Sandra Loesgen and Elizabeth Kaweesa for organizing our global women in science breakfast today !

Aww shucks, don't be shellfish, buy one for someone you love and support Whitney's Oyster Restoration Initiative! ❤️http...
02/11/2020
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Aww shucks, don't be shellfish, buy one for someone you love and support Whitney's Oyster Restoration Initiative! ❤️

https://www.anchorboutique.com/product-page/oyster-restoration-necklace-exclusive?fbclid=IwAR2QDny2mDWXSw6HgX4QpcroHdwInVB-LI2BYoYM1QHRGj0QD_bqn14YwmA

Whitney Laboratory is restoring oyster reefs in critical shoreline areas of the Matanzas River through the use of plastic free- CORE modules designed and constructed at the Whitney Laboratory. Oysters act as a built in filtration system in our estuaries improving water quality, provide habitat and f...

2020 Summer Camp registration opens March 2 for Sea Turtle Camp and Marine Biology Camp! https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/edu...
02/10/2020

2020 Summer Camp registration opens March 2 for Sea Turtle Camp and Marine Biology Camp!

https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/education/summer-camps-2020/

Are you thinking about summer camp? Well mark your calendars because registration opens March 2nd for Sea Turtle Camp and Marine Biology Camp! #seaturtle #marinebio #summercamp #seeyouthere #whitneylab #education

Alex Hernandez, a grad student studying comb jellies at Whitney Laboratory, was recently on Antonio Farias’ podcast Leve...
02/05/2020
040 Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez, a grad student studying comb jellies at Whitney Laboratory, was recently on Antonio Farias’ podcast Level Up. Alex is also President of the UF chapter of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanons/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science) and is currently organizing the Southeast Regional Conference (February 28-29). Are comb jellies the earliest animal on the Tree of Life? Tune in to find out!

https://soundcloud.com/user-256581668/040-alex-hernandez

In this episode, Antonio talks with Alex Hernandez, a 4th year graduate student studying comb jellies at the Whitney Lab in St. Augustine. Alex is also President of the UF chapter of SACNAS (Society f

Welcome North Florida Marine Science Symposium attendees to Whitney Laboratory!
01/23/2020

Welcome North Florida Marine Science Symposium attendees to Whitney Laboratory!

Recent news story about Sea Turtle Hospital patient Mars on Action News Jax - she's going home this Friday, January 24! ...
01/22/2020
The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab

Recent news story about Sea Turtle Hospital patient Mars on Action News Jax - she's going home this Friday, January 24! Release details below. 🐢🌊😀❤️

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/st-johns-county/sea-turtle-hospital-preparing-release-expansion/XGYGZOBOPNCERKJXG5X2GFYREM/?fbclid=IwAR0lI1D5HYH6x9GnSiJSE0r9qA0Q-jnsf3xheokVnW9E7fTS8XoEX3sbShY

We have very exciting news!! Check out our newsletter for all the info: https://mailchi.mp/whitney/mars-release-friday-1

#seaturtlerelease #seaturtlerehab #WhatItsAllAbout #CooCooCachoo #SwimAway

Welcome Northeast Florida Estuarine Restoration Team (NERT) to Whitney Laboratory! ☀️🐠🐢🌊
01/16/2020

Welcome Northeast Florida Estuarine Restoration Team (NERT) to Whitney Laboratory! ☀️🐠🐢🌊

The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation, o...
01/13/2020
REU - Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - University of Florida

The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation, offers an exceptional opportunity for the motivated undergraduate to participate in scientific research. If you are serious about science but have never had the opportunity to perform work as a scientist, then this program is for you! Application deadline is February 17, 2020!

More info & how to apply - http://reu.whitney.ufl.edu/

The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation (Site Award 0648969), offers an exceptional opportunity for the motivated undergraduate to participate in scientific research. If you are serious about science but have never had the...

North Florida Marine Science Symposium January 23-24 at Whitney Laboratory! Join researchers, resource management agenci...
01/10/2020

North Florida Marine Science Symposium January 23-24 at Whitney Laboratory! Join researchers, resource management agencies, and students for 1 1/2 days of cutting-edge marine science – right next to the sea! The poster session (Thursday evening, Jan 23) and keynote address (Friday morning, Jan 24, 9am) are free and open to the public!

More Information/Registration: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/nfmss/Nor

Full house at the Marineland Right Whale Project survey volunteer meeting in Whitney's Lohman Auditorium this past Satur...
01/06/2020

Full house at the Marineland Right Whale Project survey volunteer meeting in Whitney's Lohman Auditorium this past Saturday. 😀 🌊

Happy Holidays from all of us at Whitney Laboratory! ☀️
12/25/2019

Happy Holidays from all of us at Whitney Laboratory! ☀️

A portion of the sale of this exclusive mini oyster necklace from St. Augustine Anchor Boutique supports the Oyster Rest...
12/20/2019
mini oyster necklace exclusive | anchorboutique

A portion of the sale of this exclusive mini oyster necklace from St. Augustine Anchor Boutique supports the Oyster Restoration Initiative at Whitney Laboratory. Thanks to Anchor Boutique for your partnership!

https://www.anchorboutique.com/product-page/oyster-restoration-necklace-exclusive

Whitney Laboratory is restoring oyster reefs in critical shoreline areas of the Matanzas River through the use of plastic free- CORE modules designed and constructed at the Whitney Laboratory. Oysters act as a built in filtration system in our estuaries improving water quality, provide habitat and f...

Congrats Whitney Gator Grads! #UFgrad 🐊
12/16/2019

Congrats Whitney Gator Grads! #UFgrad 🐊

Don’t forget- you can now get Whitney & Sea Turtle merch online for holiday gifts!
12/13/2019

Don’t forget- you can now get Whitney & Sea Turtle merch online for holiday gifts!

Want to purchase some Whitney Laboratory or Sea Turtle Hospital merch? Our online store is now open! Every purchase helps support the care of our sea turtles.

https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/support/store/

Welcome UF Biology students and faculty  for the 2019 Biology retreat! ❤️Science 🧬 🦋🦑🦀🐠🐝🌾🔬🙌
12/05/2019

Welcome UF Biology students and faculty for the 2019 Biology retreat! ❤️Science 🧬 🦋🦑🦀🐠🐝🌾🔬🙌

The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab
12/04/2019

The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab

We are thankful for all the ways you support us throughout the year. From purchasing our merchandise, taking tours, sending us Wishlist Wednesday supplies, volunteering your time, to spreading our conservation message, we thank you for supporting YOUR sea turtle hospital. 🐢🐢🐢🐢

https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/sea-turtle-hospital/

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Whitney Lab!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Whitney Lab!

Palm Coast Observer article about The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab, last week's Taste of the Fun Coast event, a...
11/07/2019
Whitney Lab, Sea Turtle Hospital plan for expansion | Palm Coast | Palm Coast Observer

Palm Coast Observer article about The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab, last week's Taste of the Fun Coast event, and our plans for expansion!

https://www.palmcoastobserver.com/photo-gallery/whitney-lab-sea-turtle-hospital-plan-for-expansion

A proposed new building 'will be an instrument of teaching and training new scientists,' said Jessica Long, the Whitney Lab's senior director of advancement.

Want to purchase some Whitney Laboratory or Sea Turtle Hospital merch? Our online store is now open! Every purchase help...
11/01/2019

Want to purchase some Whitney Laboratory or Sea Turtle Hospital merch? Our online store is now open! Every purchase helps support the care of our sea turtles.

https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/support/store/

Researchers in the Martindale Lab at Whitney Laboratory worked in collaboration with the UF Herbert Wertheim College of ...
10/28/2019

Researchers in the Martindale Lab at Whitney Laboratory worked in collaboration with the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to investigate the ctenophore, or comb jelly, as a system to study wound healing and regeneration. They provide some first-time insights of the cellular mechanisms involved in the regeneration of these animals.

BMC Paper - https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/articles/martindale-lab-publishes-paper-in-bmc-biology.html

Thank you to those who supported and came out to the Whitney on the River event! This event benefited Whitney's K-12 Edu...
10/24/2019

Thank you to those who supported and came out to the Whitney on the River event! This event benefited Whitney's K-12 Education Program, which focuses on STEM Education for students from seven area counties, including the Putnam 3rd Grade Initiative! 🐠🔬

10/23/2019
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Taste of the Fun Coast at Hammock Beach Resort Tuesday, Oct. 29. Proceeds benefit The Sea Turtle Hospital at UF Whitney Lab! 🐢

Please share! Buy tickets FlaglerBroadcasting.com Turtles thank you!

Thank you to the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners for the October 2019 proclamation recognizing Whitney La...
10/21/2019

Thank you to the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners for the October 2019 proclamation recognizing Whitney Laboratory for our partnerships with St. Johns County and efforts to study and protect marine life.

Thank you to Joe and Ann Meyers for creating this beautiful entry garden for our campus!
10/18/2019

Thank you to Joe and Ann Meyers for creating this beautiful entry garden for our campus!

New faculty’s lab equipment, we are growing! 😀
10/09/2019

New faculty’s lab equipment, we are growing! 😀

Welcome Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. James Strother, and lab to Whitney Laboratory! 🌊🐠https://www.whitney.ufl.edu...
09/25/2019
Articles - Welcome New Faculty Dr. James Strother and lab to Whitney Laboratory - Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - University of Florida

Welcome Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. James Strother, and lab to Whitney Laboratory! 🌊🐠

https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/articles/welcome-new-faculty-dr-james-strother-and-lab-to-whitney-laboratory.html

William "Austin" received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Valdosta State University. He earned his Master’s degree from Valdosta State University studying the biomechanics of how hagfish tie their bodies into knots. He joined Dr. Strother’s lab at Oregon State University two years ago ...

Welcome Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Sandra Loesgen,and lab to Whitney Laboratory! 🌞🌴https://www.whitney.ufl.ed...
09/24/2019
Articles - Welcome New Faculty Dr. Sandra Loesgen and lab members to Whitney - Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - University of Florida

Welcome Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Sandra Loesgen,and lab to Whitney Laboratory! 🌞🌴

https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/articles/welcome-new-faculty-dr-sandra-loesgen-and-lab-members-to-whitney.html

Recent projects in the Loesgen lab have surveyed the chemicals produced by endophytic fungi and rare actinomyctes, and have yielded several novel and highly active compounds. Ongoing research examines the chemicals produced by other microbial strains, the chemistry of symbiosis within microbial comm...

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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.

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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

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(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
2019-10-29 Taste of the Fun Coast at Hammock Beach Resort
I want to do Marine/Maritime Economics in Masters. Is it possible and what are requirements?
Lost Springs: Concert & Documentary at the Lohman Auditorium is tonight! $15 advance tickets/$20 at the door
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