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October's ASD Webinar - Forensic Anthropology and Post-Mortem Bones

October 03, 2017


October's ASD webinar speaker is John Servello. John is a Forensic Anthropologist in the Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center (HSC) in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Prior to joining UNT, John worked as a Medicolegal Death Investigator for the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin, Texas. John is currently pursuing his PhD in Biological Sciences at UNT in Denton, Texas (pending defense). 

John has taught laboratory courses for UNT-Denton in physical anthropology and human evolution, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and human anatomy and physiology. He is currently adjunct faculty at Brookhaven College in Dallas, where he teaches lecture and laboratory components for a course in physical anthropology and human evolution.

Along with NIR research applications in forensic anthropology, John’s prior research (MS work) involved thermal remote sensing and image analysis of simulated clandestine burials.

John is a 2014 winner of ASD's Goetz Instrument Support Program, which we are now accepting submissions for, through October 20th!


The October webinar focuses on the application study of forensic anthropology and on the analysis of post-mortem bones, and features ASD’s LabSpec® 4 Standard-Res Lab Analyzer



Click below to register for our webinar on October 25th from 1-2pm MDT, "Using NIRS for Postmortem Interval Estimation of Skeletonized Human Remains 


In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is a forensic anthropologist, and what does one do?
  • What is the postmortem interval (PMI), and why is it important?
  • The basic material properties of bone
  • How NIR can be used to classify broad PMI stages of skeletonized human remains using the LabSpec® 4 Standard Res Analyzer
  • The results of some of the PMI classification models developed in CAMO “The Unscrambler® X” version 10.4 (LDA-PCA and PLSDA presented)

Register Here 

Not able to attend live? All registrants will receive a recorded version of the webinar a few days after the event. 

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