Steve Mackessy

Steve Mackessy

Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone
970-351-2429
Fax
970-351-2335
Office
Ross Hall, Room 2540
Office Hours
MW: 10:00-11:00
Mailing Address
501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639

Education

Professional/Academic Experience

My academic background included coursework and research in evolution/ecology as well as biochemistry/toxinology, and this broad foundation allows me to utilize an integrated approach in both my teaching and research. I teach several graduate and undergraduate courses in biomedicine (Toxinology [Biology 565], Current Topics in Biomedical Research [Biology 556], Human Anatomy [Biology 341], Parasitology [Biology 333/533]) and vertebrate biology (Herpetology [Biology 335/535], Comparative Anatomy [Biology 345], Mammalogy [Biology 334]) at UNC. As part of their training in Biological Sciences, many undergraduate students have participated in independent research in my lab [Biology 422]; several of these students were coauthors on peer-reviewed publications, and many have continued on in graduate and professional programs and careers.

Research/Areas of Interest

The general focus of much of my research is on venomous snakes and their venoms; however, particular research projects involve very different aspects of the biology of these remarkable animals, ranging from functional biochemistry to population molecular genetics to natural history/ecology. It is my opinion that an interdisciplinary approach to research can offer the best possibility of understanding an organism and mechanisms of its interactions with its environment, and so my research and that of my students utilizes this multifaceted approach. Below are elaborations of specific projects in progress.

Publications/Creative Works

Journal articles:  *UNC graduate student; ** UNC undergraduate student

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011 and earlier

Books

Book chapters