Kayce C. Bell
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biology
Museum of Southwestern Biology
University of New Mexico
Follow me on Twitter, @KayceCBell

My research investigates relationships among mammalian hosts and the intra-specific relationships of their ecto- and endoparasites. I am generally interested in interspecific interactions and the evolution of these associations. I completed my PhD with Joe Cook in 2016 and am now a Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History. 

Please see the links at the bottom of the page for more information about my research, the Cook Lab, and the Museum of Southwestern Biology.  I was also involved with an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network, Advancing Integration of Museums into Undergraduate Programs (AIM-UP!).  The goal of AIM-UP! was to explore ways to increase undergraduate exposure to museums and natural history collections, please visit the AIM-UP! site for more information and my blog entry on the value of collections in education. 

As part of my research and training I have opportunities for regional and international travel and do fieldwork. See the BioBLOG entry about my first trip to Mongolia. 

I am genuinely enthusiastic about sharing the excitement of biology and importance of natural history collections. As part of this, I take advantage of opportunities to participate in outreach whenever I can. The Albuquerque Journal covered my trip to Jefferson Middle School. The students combed the skins and recovered lice from specimens, including specimens up to 100 years old! 
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