Venom Research Gets CS13 Alum Close to Deadly Snakes
Jill Rennicke, Alumni Coordinator

When Clay Parmley was asked by Nathaniel Frank, owner of MToxins if he would like to become an apprentice and work with very rare and deadly snakes he jumped at it. Clay has had a passion for reptiles for a long time and found this to be such an amazing opportunity he says "how could I pass this up?" He says "the knowledge that my work contributes to the scientific community fills me with great joy." MToxins provides venoms to multiple research groups for drug and evolutionary research. The lab has a collection that ranges from 110 to 160 animals. This includes king cobras, green mambas, and a plethora of rattle snakes.