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Making science accessible to many

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Organizations


Making science accessible to many

I truly believe that science can only benefit from including a diverse group of people who are dedicated to progressing scientific knowledge. The following are organizations that support diversity and gender equality in the sciences. 

 

Organizations on CSU campus

CSU Society of Women Engineers

Graduate Women in Science - Northern Colorado chapter

Women Career Issues Group

Women & Gender Collaborative

 

National or International Organizations

500 Women Scientists

Earth Sciences Women's Network

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Using microorganisms to detect time since death in forensics investigations.

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Using microorganisms to detect time since death in forensics investigations.


Microbial clock and decomposition

Because microbial communities assemble so differently as time since death (Post Mortem Interval/PMI) progresses, forensic scientists will be able to apply this knowledge to determine when a subject may have died, which is vital evidence, in many cases, for investigators to reconstruct the crime scene.

Because microbial communities assemble so differently as time since death (Post Mortem Interval/PMI) progresses, forensic scientists will be able to apply this knowledge to determine when a subject may have died, which is vital evidence, in many cases, for investigators to reconstruct the crime scene.

A decomposed human rib after dissection. We collect these bones at many time points throughout human decomposition, sequence the DNA inside to look at the microbes, and we hope to use this information to estimate time since death.

A decomposed human rib after dissection. We collect these bones at many time points throughout human decomposition, sequence the DNA inside to look at the microbes, and we hope to use this information to estimate time since death.

The lab crew during our decomposed human rib dissections. We always wear proper personal protective equipment, including glasses, masks, gloves, and lab coats.

The lab crew during our decomposed human rib dissections. We always wear proper personal protective equipment, including glasses, masks, gloves, and lab coats.

There are five major stages after death (post mortem). These stages are 1. Fresh, 2. Bloat, 3. Active Decay, 4. Advanced Decay, and 5. Dry/Remains.

There are five major stages after death (post mortem). These stages are 1. Fresh, 2. Bloat, 3. Active Decay, 4. Advanced Decay, and 5. Dry/Remains.