Lauren gopher snake
Collection Manager, Herpetology
Rayna Bell, PhD, Assistant Curator of Herpetology
Assistant Curator

I am an organismal evolutionary biologist and I integrate genomic techniques with field biology to study diversification in amphibians and reptiles. Prior to joining the Herpetology Department at the Academy, I completed a Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at U.C. 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