Skip to main content

Saint Louis University School of Medicine Header Logo Center

Menu Search & Directory

MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Forensic Pathology


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2005, Ph.D.


Diplomate-American Board of Forensic Anthropology


Tersigni-Tarrant MA. Book Review: Bone Histology: An Anthropological Perspective. J. Forensic Sci. 2011.

Tersigni-Tarrant MA and Zachow R. Antemortem Pathological Changes Suggestive of Reactive and Degenerative Arthritic Disorders. Accepted for publication by the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology on 5 November 2010. Print version released in 2011.  2011.

Tersigni MA. Frozen Human Bone: A Histological Analysis. J. Forensic Sci. 52(1):16-20.  2007.9

Honors and Awards

Medical College of Georgia Exemplary Teaching Award for Medical Student Education 2010 - 2011
ORISE Post-Doctoral Fellow, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command 2005-2006
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee 2005
William M. Bass Forensic Anthropology Endowment Award, University of Tennessee 2003
Forensic Graduate Assistantship (Molecular Genetics), University of Tennessee 2002 - 2003
Stephen Olah Memorial Scholarship Recipient, University of Tennessee 2001
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Fraternity Member, University of Tennessee 2001 - 2005
Gwen Andrew Undergraduate Fellowship, Michigan State University 2000
Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University 2000

Professional Organizations and Associations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences  2001 - Present (Promoted to Fellow in 2012)
American Association of Physical Anthropology  2012 – Present
American Board of Forensic Anthropology- Diplomate  2013 – Present
American Association of Clinical Anatomists     2015 – Present
Missouri State Anatomical Board Member  2015-Present