Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica
David Salazar-Valenzuela graduated in Biological Sciences from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in 2007. In 2016, David received a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University with a thesis entitled Diversification in the Neotropics: Insights form demographic and phylogenetic patterns of lancehead pitvipers, and in that year became a postdoctoral fellow at the same institution. David is currently Curator of Reptiles at the Zoology Museum of Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica, Quito, Ecuador, and a professor in its Department of Environmental Sciences. He is mainly interested in the evolutionary ecology and toxinology of Neotropical reptiles and amphibians.