Biology Program

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Dr. Donald M. McKinstry

Associate Professor of Biology (retired)

Ph.D., Dairy Science, (Physiology), University of Maryland, 1971

M.S., Entomology, University of Maryland, 1965
B.S., Entomology, University of Maryland, 1964

Catfish Stings North America: A Bibliography

Toxicity in Colubrid Snakes of the World: An Annotated Bibliography

Teaching Interests:

Microbiology, Physiology, Histology


Research Interests:

Venomous Animals: Venomous animals with emphasis on toxicity in colubrid snakes; history of toxinology; amphibian and reptile surveys.


Recent Publications:

McKinstry, D.M. 1993. Catfish Stings in the United States: Case Report and Review.
Journal of Wilderness Medicine. 4(3):293-303.

McKinstry, D.M., M.A Lethaby, and H.n Cunningham, Jr. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of Presque Isle
State Park, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 65(1): 17-23

McKinstry, D.M, 1988. Bite by Octopus joubini: Case Report. The Nautilus 102(3): 127-128.

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This page was last updated 05 Sep 2004.