Contact Amanda Farnan Press Secretary (774) 571–3639 [email protected] Using flowers to solve crimes August 5, 2020 Did you know that wherever you go, the local plants put pollen on your body and it stays there. That’s the basis for a forensic science that’s helped solve all sorts of crimes. My guest practices pollen science, called palynology, at the Customs and Border Protection laboratory in Chicago. For her work she’s a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals Program. Dr. Shannon Ferguson joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.