About VIPER

The VIPER Institute was established under the Arizona Board of Regents in 2007, based in the UA College of Medicine. VIPER’s mission is applied phylogenetics of venom: using clues from the genealogy of venomous animals toward discovery of new diagnostic and pharmaceutical tools and economically sustainable improvement in medical care of venom injury worldwide. The VIPER Institute strives to be a world leader in the combination of phylogenetic and drug-development resources across international boundaries, resulting in better, more cost-effective medical care for all. VIPER is headquartered at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona, USA. 

Visit us.

VIPER is located in the College of Medicine in the Arizona Health Sciences Center.  Students and faculty from the UA's Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Science, and Agriculture all have direct connections with VIPER, and we collaborate actively with scientists in the BIO5 Institute, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Steele Memorial Children's Research Center and the Office for Research and Discovery.

Call us.

You can reach the VIPER administration office during business hours by calling (520) 626-1118. In a research-related venom emergency, call the VIPER research emergency phone at (520) 307-0498.

Join us.

VIPER is constantly building new relationships with physicians, scientists, and affiliated professionals in our broad community. To find out more about joining the VIPER team, contact Judi Carrington at (520) 626-1118.

Make a donation.

VIPER is growing fast. We have need of funds, large or small, to support everything from student projects to major programmatic initiatives. Please use our online donation form or contact Judi Carrington at (520) 626-1118 to find out how to make a tax-deductible donation to VIPER today.