I am a reptile morphologist, specializing in geckos. I am interested in learning about lizards and snakes (squamates) in general, including living and extinct forms. I have an active lab at Sam Houston State University, with three Master's students and four undergraduate students working on a diversity of projects on squamate morphology. We use state of the art approaches to study anatomy and systematics, including CT and diceCT digital methods.
Geckos are a charismatic, diverse group of lizards that are frequently characterized by presence of toepads which allow them to climb vertical surfaces. I have been interested in miniaturized geckos since 2001, when I first encountered them during fieldwork in Puerto Rico. These animals really changed my perception of the world, as these tiny animals can help answer many of biology's big questions.