Dr. Christopher L. Parkinson
Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences & Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Central Florida (UCF)
Special Assistant to the Provost on Faculty Cluster Initiatives, UCF
Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Office of Research and Commercialization, UCF
Provosts Faculty Fellow, Academic Affairs, UCF
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, UCF
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, UCF
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Section of Amphibians and Reptiles, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biology, Indiana University
Ph.D., University of Louisville, Environmental Biology, 1996.
B.S. and B.S., Ohio University, Wildlife Biology and Field Botany, 1990.
Dr. Edward A. Myers
My research interest lies in the evolution of traits in pit vipers. Currently, my focus is on using genomic and transcriptomic data and bioinformatics to ask questions about how the toxins evolve between and within pitviper species. I’m also interested in the natural history, ecology and biogeography of amphibians and reptiles in general.
John Henry Fowler
I am interested in many aspects of reptile evolution, ecology, and behavior. These include venom composition, predator-prey relationships, and the exploitation of ecological niches. Specifically, I am interested in researching prey-specific venom adaptation and the possibility of an ensuing evolutionary arms race between predator and prey species.
On a broad scale, my interests lie in the conservation, ecology, and evolution of reptiles. I am interested in using ecological and population genomics and bioinformatics to broaden the horizons of conservation ecology and evolution. My research here is exploring the evolution of garter snake venom and its relationship with ecological traits.