Dr. Patrick Lewis in the Department of Biological Sciences at SHSU uses the STAFS skeletal collection to support the research of his graduate student Ms. Stephanie Baker. Their research examines how trauma affects the coronal suture using micro-CT scans of crania from the STAFS and Texas State University skeletal collections. Additionally, we are examining fracture morphologies of crania with lateral and intraoral gunshot wounds, using the mCT scans to analyze cortical bone structure on tibias with total knee replacements, and asymmetries in cortical and trabecular bone from blunt force, sharp force, and ballistic traumas.
Dr. Patrick Lewis
Ms. Stephanie Baker performs some of her graduate research at STAFS