Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility

  • Skeleton laying on a table
  • Skulls lined up

Welcome to STAFS

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.