My Research

What do I study?

My study focuses on geographic venom variation in the Speckled Rattlesnake and how well CroFab neutralizes the toxins present in different populations.

Why am I studying this?

Well besides the obvious answer of “I think venomous snakes are awesome and I want to know the answer to this”, I am studying this because a friend of mine got bit by one of these.  When his blood was pretty much turned to water for over 3 days my graduate school project was born.

Other than general knowledge what are applications for this research?

This research and potentially discover toxins that may be beneficial to mankind therapeutically and may also inform us on the production of a more effective antivenom.

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