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The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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.

The staff of the Laboratory comprises faculty, associates, students, and visiting scientists who carry out research in a variety of areas:
* Physiology and biochemistry of vision and olfaction
* Neurotransmitter physiology, pharmacology and evolution
* The structure, function and evolution of ion channels
* Cell and molecular biology of mosquito larvae
* Developmental biology of vertebrates
* Rhythmic pattern generators
* Membrane transport systems
* Gene regulation
* Hunting for useful genes in marine organisms
* Single-cell microchemical analysis
* Coastal ecology and productivity

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

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