We are a research team that integrates ecology, evo-devo, behavior, and genomics to better understand how amphibians chemically defend themselves.

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About Us

Our amphibian research group forms part of the Laboratory for the Investigation of Dangerous Animals at the Clodomiro Picado Institute of the University of Costa Rica. In the LIAP, we are focused on understanding the chemical ecology of many different types of venomous and poisonous animals, including snakes, scorpions, spiders, frogs, and toads. Our lab group is bilingual and open to diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Hay más información en español en el sitio web del LIAP.

Where do we work?

Our lab is located in Dulce Nombre de Coronado, San José, Costa Rica, inside the campus of the ICP-UCR. The ICP is internationally renowned for the study and production of snake antivenoms, and researchers at the ICP are generally dedicated to the study of poisons and venoms produced by everything from bacteria to lionfish.


Amphibian PI: stynoski @ gmail.com
LIAP email: liap.icp.ucr @ gmail.com