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Honored Guest

Dr. Richard C. Straight

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Dr. Richard C. Straight, Ph.D., received his doctoral degree in 1979 at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) in photobiology and chemistry. At the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Salt Lake City), he was a Staff Scientist from 1965 to 2003, an Administrative Officer of Research and Development from 1980 to 2003, and Director and Acting Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development from 1997 to 2003. At the University of Utah he was Research Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Medicine from 1983 to 2003, and Co-Director of the John A. Dixon Laser Institute from l984 to 1994. He was President of the Western Institute for Biomedical Research (VA) from 1990 to 2003. Currently, Dr. Straight is the Director and Manager of BTG International/BTG Specialty Pharmaceuticals-Utah Division University of Utah Research Park (615 Arapeen Drive, Suite 105, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108). Dr. Straight can be contacted by telephone: mobile (801)-913-4799 (Mobile) and work (801) 583-8077 X1, or by e-mail:

Talk title:

U.S. Pitviper Venoms/Antivenoms: Research and Development, Past, Present, and Future

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