Researcher biography

Dr. Hughes-Stamm is currently a Senior Lecturerer in Anatomy and the head of the Forensic Biology Human Identification Laboratory.

She received her undergraduate science degree in the fields of Human Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Queensland in Australia, and has over ten years teaching experience in the fields of anatomy and human dissection, histology and forensic anthropology, and forensic biology across various universities within Australia and the USA. In 2012, Sheree completed a PhD in Health Sciences (Forensic Genetics) at Bond University on the Gold Coast investigating forensic DNA typing methods for highly degraded samples such as those recovered from mass disasters, shipwrecks and ancient remains in conjunction with DNA repair techniques and phenotypic SNP analysis.

Upon completing her doctorate degree, Dr. Hughes-Stamm joined the Department of Forensic science at Sam Houston State University in Texas USA as an Assistant Professor of Forensic Science, and was appointed as the Director of Graduate Programs in 2015. Dr. Hughes-Stamm was also appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Texas Forensic Science Commission in 2015, and served as the vice-chair from 2016-2018. She is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG), Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators (AFDAA), and the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS).