Surely the first question you’re asking yourself is, how does one extract blood from an alligator? Mark Merchant, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry at McNeese State University, is one researcher brave enough to tackle this arduous task. Exactly why would Dr. Merchant go this far to get ahold of alligator serum? The answer, indeed, lies in its potentially unique medicinal value. Host Dr. Shira Johnson finds out what features of alligator serum may make it a strong candidate for future use in the clinical setting. The answer may surprise you.