Welcome to the Venom Immunochemistry, Pharmacology and Emergency Response (VIPER) Institute

VIPERThe VIPER Institute is based in Tucson, Arizona, housed in the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute. Together with scientists and clinicians around the world, we study the effects of venom – from spiders, snakes, and scorpions, mainly – on people and animals that are bitten or stung. Some of our affiliated scientists are figuring out how venom interacts with cells and chemicals of the body; others are using venom as the biological starting point for making new drugs.

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