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SciCafe: Mollusks to Medicine

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Normally, when you think of venomous animals, you imagine snakes, spiders, or scorpions. Mandë Holford, a Research Associate at the Museum and Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology at Hunter College, will discuss her research into relatively unknown marine snails also known as cone snails, the toxins they produce in their venom, and how those toxins may be used as therapeutics.


Mandë Holford explains her research on the toxins produced by venomous sea snails.

Learn how venom peptides are characterized.

Discover how combining evolution and drug discovery can enhance knowledge in both areas.

More details on Venomics.

Learn about the Killer Snails Game.

The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston. 

This project is supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).