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Sea Snake and Rattlesnake Venoms Lecture and Pre-lecture Snake Collections Tour

September 20, 2012

Join Colorado State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Anthony Tu, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History for his lecture “Sea Snake and Rattlesnake Venoms.” Dr. Tu will share his experiences collecting sea snakes in the Philippines, Thailand and Costa Rica. He will also talk about sea snake venom in detail including how much venom they produce, how toxic it is and what immunological properties it contains. The lecture will highlight both the local and systemic effects of rattlesnake venom, which contain both coagulant and anticoagulant.

At 6 p.m., Vertebrate Zoology Collections Manager Mariko Kageyama will offer a intimate pre-lecture snake collection tour with an up close look at the collection. This tour will be offered to museum members only. To become a member of the museum and participate in this tour visit the get involved section of this website or sign up at the museum’s front desk.

Limited parking is available to the public in lot #208 on the south side of the museum. After 5 p.m. the cost for parking at all CU parking lots is $3, including lot #208. The museum is easily accessed by bike, B-cycle, foot, and bus (16th and Broadway stop).

For more information about the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, to receive invitations to exhibit openings, sign up for regular museum updates, or become a museum member, visit cumuseum.colorado.edu or call 303.492.6892.

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