Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is hosting the 2016 Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology annual meeting. It is a full-time University of Florida research center for biomedical research and biotechnology. Founded in 1974, Whitney Laboratory is dedicated to using marine model animals for studying fundamental problems in biology and applying that knowledge to issues of human health, natural resources and the environment. 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 more than 50 researchers and staff.

Whitney Laboratory is located on the Northeast Coast of Florida between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. It is situated on the borders of St. Johns and Flagler counties. The campus is made up of the main laboratory buildings, the Center for Marine Science Educational building, dorms and apartments for visiting scientists.

The 2016 conference will be held at the Center for Marine Studies on the Whitney Laboratory campus located at 9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard in St. Augustine, Florida.

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