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Neftali Camacho

Collections Manager, Herpetology

Neftali Camacho immediately started working at the Museum after graduating with a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2002. He started in the Marine Biodiversity Processing Center working with a wide range of marine invertebrate taxa and gaining knowledge of various aspects of collection and database management.  In 2005, he moved to the Sections of Ichthyology and Herpetology as part of a large mold remediation project for the skeletal collections; this work involved both fungus removal and rehousing of specimens.  In Ichthyology, he also organized and rehoused the frozen tissue collection, including building a tissue collection database.  In 2010 he became Collections Manager of Herpetology where in addition to routine duties of accessioning new material and filling loans, he also managed the digitization and database development of the photographic collection (ca. 8,000 entries).

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