Pamela Staton, PhD
Dr. Pamela Staton joined the Forensic Science Program in 2002. With a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, she heads up the Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) Research Project, located at the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center.
Detecting and tracking microbes in the enviroment have various applications in areas of national importance such as microbial forensics, homeland security, environmental sciences, and public health. Current projects include Bacterial Source Tracking, automation of traditional mircobe counting methods, and in-vivo studies designed to screen for human pathogens in environmental water supplies.
With over a decade of experience as a program administrator, Dr. Staton shares administrative responsibilities with the Forensic Science Program Director and is currently the Program Coordinator. She serves as the academic advisor for forensic science graduate students and as the faculty advisor for the student organization Marshall University Forensic Identification Association (MUFIA).
She is a member of the International Association of Identification (IAI), American Society of Microbiology (ASM), American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), and Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society.