Alexis Dzubak is a doctoral student in the Anthropology department. She holds a BS in Applied Forensic Sciences with a minor in Archaeology from Mercyhurst University and received her Master’s degree in Forensic and Biological Anthropology from the same institution in 2011.
Her PhD research focuses on cranial bone histology to understand bone remodeling in the modern human cranium. This research contributes to understanding the structural properties of cranium, specifically microscopic differences between the vault bones, and has applications in skeletal trauma analysis to understand how fractures propagate through the cranium.
Alexis has taught introductory courses in the department as well as for the Biology department. She is currently a Team Leader for the OSU Forensic Anthropology Case Team and has been a member of the team since 2012. Alexis was also part of the Mercyhurst Forensic Archaeological Recovery Team from 2007-2011 where she aided local, regional, and national law enforcement agencies to search for, recover, and identify, and analyze human and non-human remains in over 100 cases. She continues her involvement in the forensic community by being a member in The Scientific Society for the Detection of Crime, a multidisciplinary organization that promotes education and collaboration among forensic professionals. Since one of her passions is outreach, Alexis loves being a member of APOP and is currently is a Fun Fridays at the Library Team Leader.