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"Maggots, Beetles and Flies...OH MY!" Seminar This Wednesday at SWOSU

October 3, 2011

Dr. Heather Ketchum 

Dr. Heather Ketchum, assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oklahoma, will present a seminar entitled, “Maggots, Beetles and Flies...OH MY!  Applications and Recent Research in Forensic Entomology,” this Wednesday, October 5, on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

The public is invited to attend the presentation at 4 p.m. in Room 212 of the Old Science Building on the SWOSU campus.

Ketchum received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California at Riverside, a Master of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. 

She has two focus areas for her research.  One is a study of the life history of the Gulf Coast tick.  The other is in forensic entomology, specifically, factors such as insecticides that affect blowfly development and the impact these have on estimating the time between death and discovery of the body.     

Ketchum is the recipient of the Young Professional Award from the Entomological Society of America in 2008.  She also received the Good Teaching Award from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. 

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