Experience at the American Association of Forensic Sciences conference held in Las Vegas

Invited Speaker: Mr Mithun Rajshekar (UTAS)

Mithun has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with two years of clinical practice in India. Mithun moved to Perth in 2008 to pursue his Masters in Forensic Sciences (Odontology). His dissertation title was: A Review of Bite Mark Analysis, Methods and Their Applications in Forensic Odontology. Mithun has been a PhD student at the UTAS since 2013, shared between the Tasmanian institute of law Enforcement Studies (TILES) and the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR) and jointly supervised by Assoc Prof Roberta Julian and Assoc Prof Leigh Blizzard from TILES and MIMR respectively. Mithun has been working on his thesis titled “Establishing a systematic and globally expandable approach to the documentation of animal bite marks through the development of a database of animal dentitions, both domestic and wild in and around Australia”.

Presentation: Experience at the American Association of Forensic Sciences conference held in Las Vegas

Mithun was recently awarded the Forensic Sciences Foundation Henry C. Lee Scholarship for 2015 for an abstract titled “Assessing the Reliability of Measurements of Human Dental Casts Using an Intraoral 3D Scanner” that was submitted and presented at the AAFS conference scheduled in Las Vegas earlier this year. Mithun also attended a Dental identification workshop conducted by the American Board of Forensic Odontologists. The workshop attracts a lot of interest but only accommodates 25 persons from around the world. Mithun will be briefly talking about his Vegas experience, the workshop and also share some of his findings from his research so far.