Photo copyright: Mote Marine Laboratory. Meet a research pioneer with 38 years of history at Mote Marine Laboratory. In 1979, Dr. Carl Luer founded Mote’s Marine Biomedical Research Program, which investigates subjects such as cancer and infection using marine organisms — particularly sharks, stingrays and skates — rather than classic lab animals such as rats or rabbits. Luer arrived a year after Mote moved to its current home on City Island, Sarasota. Back then, the Lab’s second floor was partially complete, the staff comprised fewer than 20 people (compared with more than 200 today) and the campus grounds were wilder — occasional rattlesnakes and all. Tune in as Luer shares his history and scientific advances through teamwork with Mote’s Marine Immunology Program manager, Dr. Cathy Walsh.
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