Welcome to the Bell Lab!

We are part of the Division of Amphibians + Reptiles, Department of Vertebrate Zoology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Our research group studies the evolution, ecology, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. 

Banner Photo: Hyperolius drewesi. These cuties are endemic to Príncipe Island and are named in honor of my friend and colleague Dr. Robert Drewes, Curator Emeritus at the California Academy of Sciences (photo by Andrew Stanbridge).