Neil Balchan is a Ph.D. student at Oklahoma State University where his research interests include snake systematics and diversification, venom variation, and snakebite management. Neil currently works on lineage and venom diversification in the Asiatic cobras – a broadly distributed clade of medically important snakes distributed across Asia. Neil earned his M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado where he studied resistance to rattlesnake venoms in grassland rodents, and his B.S. from the University of Manitoba.
To learn more about Neil’s research, connect with him here.