Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility

  • Skulls lined up
  • Skeleton laying on a table

Welcome to STAFS

Notice: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our Annual Memorial Service has been postponed until further notice. Please feel free to contact us via email at stafs@shsu.edu or via phone at 936-294-2310 with any questions or concerns you may have.

The Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility is a willed-body donor center that opened in 2009. Within the center are four research divisions; the Outdoor Research laboratory, the Anthropology laboratory, the STAFS Skeletal Collection, and the Soft Tissue and Skeletal Trauma Laboratory. The center focuses on interdisciplinary anatomical studies on human bodies and the application of those studies to the medico-legal and science communities. Research conducted at the center includes studies in anthropology, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, forensics, and medicines.