Alumni Events

February 1, 2020 at 11:30 pm

Biological & Biomedical Seminar | Challenges and Achievements: Understanding Evolution of Rattlesnakes and Their Venom, Feb. 3

Chris Parkinson, portrait

Dr. Chris Parkinson

The Biological Sciences & Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar Series presents Ohio University alum Dr. Chris Parkinson discussing “Challenges and achievements: understanding the evolution of rattlesnakes and their venom” on Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in Irvine 199.

Parkinson is Professor of Biological Sciences at Clemson University.

He earned a dual B.S. in field botany and wildlife biology in 1990 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO.

The  host is Dr. Scott Moody.

Abstract: Research in the Parkinson Lab focuses on the study of evolutionary processes including speciation, trait evolution, and biogeography by utilizing phylogenetic reconstruction. While our research has spanned many systems including small mammals, marine turtles, lizards, and bacteria, our main interests lie in using venomous snakes, particularly pit-vipers, as a model to understand these processes.

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