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The C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory

(CAPHIL) is located within the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida. The CAPHIL is located on the ground floor of the

Cancer & Genetics Research Complex on the corner of Mowry

Road and Gale Lemerand Drive on the UF campus. The

laboratory was endowed by the late C. Addison and Annie

Pound. This endowment funds basic operating expenses in

support of the laboratory's mission. The CAPHIL provides

consultation services for Medical Examiners, law enforcement agencies, and

attorneys, assisting with determination of the identity of the decedent and cause and manner of death. We recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of forensic anthropology at the University of Florida.

The CAPHIL is under the direction of Dr. Valerie DeLeon.  Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield oversees day-to-day operations.  The CAPHIL is staffed with doctoral graduate analysts. The faculty and staff conduct casework and perform research in biological anthropology, forensic identification, skeletal trauma analysis, and a diversity of topics within the field of Biological Anthropology. The CAPHIL, a component of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, complies with all ISO17020 and Supplemental Standards, as well as the best practice guidelines and minimum standards for the discipline as established by the SWGANTH and the NIST OSAC subcommittee on forensic anthropology.

Donations  to forward the mission of the laboratory are welcome. To make your donation to the CAPHIL Auxiliary Fund, please contact Ms. Karen Jones at 352-392-2253.


Valerie Burke DeLeon, Ph.D.


Phoebe Stubblefield, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Michael Warren, Ph.D., D-ABFA
Director Emeritus

Hailey Duecker, M.A.
Laboratory Coordinator

Raphaela Meloro, B.A.
Quality Assurance Coordinator

Janet Finlayson, M.A., ABD
Senior Analyst

Amanda Friend, M.A., ABD
Graduate Analyst

Sam Coberly, M.A., ABD

Graduate Analyst

Amanda Fitch, M.A.

Graduate Analyst

Samantha McCrane, B.A.
​Graduate Assistant

Emily Rose Bryson, M.A.

Graduate Assistant

Siobhan Summers, M.A.

Graduate Assistant