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The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience (WLMB)

© University of Florida, Gainesville
The Whitney Laboratory, founded in 1974, is a research institute of the University of Florida. The mission of the Laboratory is to use marine organisms in basic biological research and to apply the results to problems of human health, natural resources and the environment. The Whitney Lab trains future experimental biologists, contributes to public education and helps formulate policy in basic research and marine science.

Led by Director Mark Q. Martindale, PhD who specializes in the evolutionary development of marine organisms, the laboratory is made up of 10 faculty led research laboratories with over 50 researchers and staff.

An important part of the labís mission is to train future experimental biologists through its graduate, postdoctoral and summer National Science Foundation sponsored undergraduate internship program. The laboratory provides a marine animal focused K-12 STEM outreach program and a public lecture series, with the goal of increasing community engagement in lifelong learning and marine science.

The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

Affiliation:   University of Florida (UF)

Type of Organization:   Marine Research Center or Laboratory

Sector:   Academia

Main Field of Focus:   Biomedical/ Biotechnological Research with Focus Questions of Human Health and Disease

Year Created:   1974

Contact Person:   Anderson, Peter A. V.

Mailing Address:
Whitney Laboratory
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Telephone: +1 904-461-4000
Fax: +1 904-461-4052

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Keywords:   Education, Biology, Natural resource, Microbiology, Cell Science, K-12 STEM, Outreach, marine science

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