Owner: Matthew G. Most
Education: B.S. in Biology (Loyola University Chicago), M.S. in Biology (Loyola University Chicago), & a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering Biotechnology (UMass Lowell)
Most, et al. 2013. Terrestrial locomotion in the marine filesnake, Acrochordus granulatus (Schneider, 1799). Hamadryad.
Most, et al. 2013. Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis: Habitat Use. Herpetological Review.
“Filling in the Gaps of Squamate Intervertebral Biomechanics,” 2013.
“Mechanics of Serpentine Locomotion without Anisotropic Friction, ” 2013.
Discovery Channel 2012: “Daily Planet April 10, 2012 Cobra Segment”
“Spatial Ecology of the Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, in Relationship to Hibernacula,” 2011
As a young child I always had a love for both science and animals, and my mother and grandmother nurtured this passion. Residing in a suburb of Chicago, IL I had the ability to spend a great deal of time at the Brookfield Zoo and The Field Museum of Natural History. With my love for animals as a child my mother discovered one of the best pet stores in the U.S. that specialized in reptiles and amphibians, The Chicago Reptile House in Orland Park, IL, that is still open today. As time passed and my studies continued I was fortunate enough to do an internship at The Field Museum of Natural History in the Herpetology department and also contribute to a study at the Wildlife Discovery Center in Lake Forest, IL. While I continued my education in graduate school I had the ability to work with an array of animals and scientists working on a multitude of projects. Following graduate school and starting a career, I was fortunate enough to create a collection of colubrids and other reptiles that I have always found interesting. I am now fortunate enough to share the offspring of these animals to the public.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL