Idaho State University Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (ISU-FAL)

I am no longer managing the Idaho State University Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (ISU-FAL), but am

happy to help connect you to other regional experts that can assist you based on the circumstances of your case.

For assistance, please call 724-554-5119 or email at

UW-Platteville Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (UWP-FAL)

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Forensic Anthropology Laboratory is currently under development. During this time, Dr. Getz is available for case consultations and analysis. Although the laboratory cannot currently accept casework for analysis,  Dr. Getz is available to evaluate photos by text or email for forensic significance, consult on cases involving the recovery of human remains, and assist with skeletal analysis in alternate locations. All casework will be externally peer reviewed by a board certified forensic anthropologist.

Once the laboratory is operational, faculty and students affiliated with the Dept. of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences are welcome to participate in casework if it will support professional development. All interested individuals must submit an volunteer application packet and complete several training sessions. The volunteer packet includes a Case Participation Request form, Laboratory Code of Ethics, and Confidentiality Agreement. The online trainings cover evidence handling and laboratory protocols, general laboratory safety, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), working with bloodborne pathogens, and common chemical hazards. These forms and trainings help to ensure the integrity of our work and maintain a standard of safety in the field and laboratory. Additional supervised, hands-on training in the field and laboratory is also required.  

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