James Poindexter, II

James is a Museum Specialist at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center's Biological Survey Unit located at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD.


His primary duties are the care, management, and curation of the National Museum of Natural History North American Amphibian and Reptile Collections and associated data.  James takes the lead for all things related to digital photography in his division.  He regularly takes digital photographs of preserved museum specimens at the request of both division staff and researchers around the world.  In addition to his regular photography duties, James has taken on the project of photographing all of the primary type specimens in his division that presently have no photographs, or that need better quality photographs.    


BS-Zoology, Howard University, Washington, DC, 1989