Down under, we’re known for our venomous snakes! Although bites are rare (and fatalities rarer still), they do occur.  On this podcast we will discuss the underlying anatomy and physiology which leads to the symptoms seen with snake bites.  We will also discuss how the underlying anatomy and physiology influence decisions about medical care and the treatment for snake bites.

Guest Panelist

Professor Wayne Hodgson is Head of the Monash Venom Group based in the Department of Pharmacology, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University and Deputy Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Professor Hodgson is an internationally renowned toxinologist responsible for pharmacologically characterising a wide range of spider, snake and marine venoms. He has published over 150 papers including manuscripts in Nature, PNAS and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Professor Hodgson has a long-standing commitment to excellence in the  training of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students. Professor Hodgson is a past winner of the Faculty’s Jubilee Teaching Prize.

Topics Covered

  • Neuromuscular junctions
  • skin layers
  • difference between poison and venom
Episode 3: Snake Bites and Neuromuscular Junctions
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