Stephen P. Mackessy, PhD

University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Mackessy is Professor of Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado.  His research broadly encompasses the biology of venomous snakes and the biochemistry of snake venoms.  Ongoing projects are centered on understanding the evolution of venom systems in snakes and the biological significance of venom compositional variation, with a particular interest in the interface of snake ecology/evolution and venom biochemistry/pharmacology.