Each week a “Herper” of the Week is chosen. These individuals come from all sorts of backgrounds but they all have one common interest – “herps” (reptiles and amphibians). Hopefully, you will learn about them and their important work.
This week’s Herper is Dr. Shab Mohammadi, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Storz Lab. She earned her Ph.D from Utah State. Her dissertation was on molecular and physiological mechanisms of toxins resistance in toad-eating snakes.
Her herp journey is not a common one but an important one. Born in Iran, her family and her left due to the revolution. Her family move around and eventually settled in Canada as refugees. Later, they moved to Washington D.C. in the United States. She is a great example of why we need to help refugees from around the world.