UQ graduate’s forensic expertise assists in regulating illegal trade in listed shark species
|Australian forensic specialist Dr Jenny Giles inspecting a shipment of dried shark fins in the US. Photo: NOAA|
Seattle-based UQ School of Biological Sciences PhD graduate Dr Jenny Giles is a shark biologist and forensic specialist based at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service forensic laboratory. In her role she provides expert morphological and DNA identification assistance to law enforcement agencies tackling the illegal trade in shark fins, and researches the global fin trade.
Dr Giles graduated last year after studying shark biology and population genetics at UQ, supervised by Dr Cynthia Riginos* and Dr Jennifer Ovenden**. You can read Jenny’s graduate profile here, and media coverage about her work here.