Venom Peptides

 Some of the animals that produce venom and the peptides inside it that can be bio-engineered to treat diseases. (courtesy Craig Doupnik / USF Health Morsani College of Medicine)
Venom Peptides

Dozens of different animals like snakes, spiders and fish use venom to stun or kill their prey. Some of the chemical components that make these venoms deadly can actually be separated and used to treat diseases. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll meet a USF researcher who is studying these “venom peptides.”

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Craig Doupnik
Associate Professor
USF Morsani College of Medicine Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology            813-974-1557

WUSF News story on venom peptides

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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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