Rayna Bell, PhD, Assistant Curator of Herpetology
Assistant Curator of Herpetology
Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles

I am an organismal evolutionary biologist who integrates genomic techniques with field biology to study diversification in amphibians and reptiles. Prior to joining the Academy’s Herpetology Department, I completed a PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and I served as Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Bob Drewes with Cobra Bobo caecilian
Curator of Herpetology, Emeritus
Erica Ely
Curatorial Assistant, Herpetology
Curator of Herpetology, Emeritus
Lauren gopher snake
Collection Manager, Herpetology