Dr. James Creecy

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James Creecy is the Assistant Director of the W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). He is a founding member of the UCO Center for Wildlife Forensic Science and Conservation Studies (C-FACS) and currently serves as the center’s Co-Director. 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 and high-performance computational analysis 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 and high-performance computational analysis. 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.

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