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Associate professor of Forensic Science featured in WVU Magazine 'The Last Word'

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They put her to work with her first piece of evidence: a T-shirt smothered in dried blood and “white stuff.” Trejos thought, “Why would this shirt have so many rice grains?” It was not rice. It was maggots.

This ghastly display did not push Trejos away from the field. Rather, it sparked her fascination in applying chemistry and science to answer questions about crime.

Now, as an associate professor of forensic science at WVU, Trejos is igniting that same curiosity in the next generation of scientists.

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