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James Creecy

Assistant Professor, Forensic Science Institute and Biology

James Creecy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in the W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute and the Department of Biology. He is a founding member of the UCO Center for Wildlife Forensic Science and Conservation Studies (C-FACS). Prior to joining the faculty of UCO, Dr. Creecy was a DNA Analyst for the Oklahoma City Police Department Crime Laboratory. Since leaving the crime lab, his research interests have broadened to include the application of advanced genomic technologies to wildlife investigations. His primary research currently focuses on developing and improving the analysis of DNA evidence from wildlife cases through the use of high-throughput sequencing. With the support of local, national and international partners, Dr. Creecy is developing the first bioinformatic data analysis pipeline for wildlife forensic science, species conservation and animal protection.