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Last Friday Lecture Series

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Snake venom evokes both fear and fascination. Venom is a remarkable variable feature among individuals, populations, and species of snakes. Dr. Matt Holding will discuss venom resistance in snake prey as a force of natural selection driving snake venoms to become different over evolutionary time, and highlight how mammals such as squirrels and other rodents have evolved incredible levels of natural resistance to snakebite.

Bio: Dr. Matt Holding is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute. In his graduate work at Cal Poly and Ohio State and postdoctoral work at Florida State, University of Nevada Reno, and University of Michigan, Matt has studied rattlesnake evolution and ecology, and the evolutionary relationship between snakes and their prey. This work includes extensive fieldwork in the United States and Mexico to the analysis of the genetic basis of rodent venom resistance.

January’s event is online only.  Click below to register.