You see a lot of “Authorized Personnel Only” signs in the lab of Ann Ross, director of NC State’s Forensic Sciences Institute and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Behind the Yellow Tape

You see a lot of “Authorized Personnel Only” signs in the lab of Ann Ross, director of NC State’s Forensic Sciences Institute and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

That’s because Ross’ lab holds the contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to handle forensic anthropology casework for the State of North Carolina. Her group handles around 30 cases per year, using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to identify victims and determine what kind of tools were used in their deaths or dismemberments.

Go inside this active forensic and teaching lab. (Image Slideshow)

 

Meet Ann Ross

Ann Ross, professor of biological sciences and director of NC State's Forensic Sciences Institute, consults with law enforcement to identify victims and the tools used in their deaths — all by studying their bones. See real-life forensics in action.

 

 

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