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Forensic Biology Graduates

Timothy Antinick - Intra-bone Heterogeneity of Recoverable DNA from Fresh, Buried, and Exposed Femora (2015)
Employed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Ellen Jesmok - Adoption of Next-Generation16S Bacterial Sequencing Practices for the Forensic Analysis of Soil (2015)
Employed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Forensic Science Service.

Rebecca Ray - Examination of Factors that Affect the Recovery and Analysis of DNA from Spent Cartridge Casings (2015)
Employed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

Ashley Doran - Optimizing the Analysis of Trace DNA from Fingernail Evidence (2014)
Employed by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (ADFIL).

James Hopkins - Forensic Soil Bacterial Profiling using 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing and Diverse Statistics (2014)
Employed by St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Ashley Mottar -Optimization of Recovery and Analysis of Touch DNA from Spent Cartridge Casings (2014)
Employed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

Lisa Hebda - DNA Isolation and Analysis from Skeletal Remains: Evaluating the Utility of Soil DNA Extraction Kits (2013)
Employed by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (ADFIL).

Michelle Metchikian - Mitochondrial DNA recovery and analysis from spent cartridge casings (2013)
Employed by the Verdugo Regional Crime Lab.

Amanda Buszek - Sex Determination Assay for Degraded or Low Quality DNA based on Pyrosequencing of High Copy Number Loci (2012)
Employed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

Scott Grammer - Analysis of DNA Obtained from Wireless Electronic Triggering Mechanisms used with Improvised Explosive Devices (2012)
Employed by the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency.

Jade McDaniel - The Effects of Multiple Handlers on Development of DNA Profiles from Assemblers of Deflagrated Pipe Bombs (2012)
Employed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Alicya Orlando - The Recovery and Analysis of DNA from Fired Cartridge Casings (2012)
Employed by NorDx in the Molecular Pathology department.

Sarah Thomasma - A Comparison of Trace DNA Collection Techniques from Worn and Handled Clothing (2012)
Employed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

Stephen Gicale - The Effects of Cyanoacrylate Fuming on the Quantity and Quality of DNA Recovered from Deflagrated Pipe Bombs (2011)
Employed by a U.S. government crime lab.

Shannon Peters - The Optimized Use and Recovery of DNA from Tape Lifts (2011)
Employed by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (ADFIL).

Elizabeth Shattuck - Geographic Origins of Illegally Harvested Hawksbill Sea Turtle Products (2011)
Employed by the Washington State Patrol Forensic Laboratory Services.

Ethan Smith - Microbial Profiling of Soil for Forensic Applications (2011)
Employed by the Washington State Patrol Forensic Laboratory Services.

Rachel Aikman - The Development Of A Nucleic Acid-Based Method For Assessing the Age of Bloodstains (2010)

Sara Jubelirer - A Genetic Assay for Estimating Scalp Hair Pigmentation from Forensic Specimens (2010)
Employed by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Kamila Gomez - Recovery and Quantification of Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA from Improvised Explosive Devices Using Comparative Soaking and Swabbing Techniques (2009)
Employed by the Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre.

Brianne Kiley - A Highly Sensitive Sex Determination Assay for Low Quality DNA (2009)
Employed by the Phoenix, Arizona crime laboratory.

Rebecca Golas - Skeletal Weathering and mtDNA Isolation: A Study of Dental Remains (2008)
Employed by Illinois College Athletics Department.

Shane Hoffmann - Investigative Studies into the Recovery of DNA from Improvised Explosive Device Containers (2008)
Employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stefanie Kremer - Genetic Identification of Assemblers of Pipe Bombs (2008)
Employed by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office Crime Laboratory.

Timothy Lange - The Effects of Soil Chemistry on Skeletal Preservation at the Voegtly Cemetery (2008)

Erin Lenz - Rhizobial T-RFLP Analysis for Differentiating Soils and Habitats (2008)
Employed by the Indiana State Police Forensic Laboratory.

Kristy Bachus - Evaluation of a Novel Decontamination and DNA Recovery and Detection Method for Bacillus anthracis (2007)

Ken Eilert - Polymerase Resistance to PCR Inhibitors in Bone (2007)
Employed by the Indiana State Police Forensic Laboratory.

Brian Higgins - Examination of Structural Polymorphism at D21S11 Locus: Implications in Human Identification Applications (2007)

Kimberly Jennings - Gene Expression and Development in Blow Flies: A method to more precisely estimate postmortem intervals (2007)

Christina Rauzi - Genetic Analysis of Burials from the Butrint, Albania Triconch Palace and Merchant's House (2007)
Employed by the Wyoming State Patrol crime laboratory.

Shannon Soltysiak - Alkaline Digestion of Head and Pubic Hairs for Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Analysis (2007)
Employed by the crime laboratory in the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York.

Ann Gordon - Criminal Paternity DNA Testing of Microscopically-Identified Formalin-Fixed Chorionic Villi in Paraffin-Embedded Products of Conception (2006)

Carrie Jackson - A More Sensitive Sex Determination Assay (2006)

Melissa Meyers - The Utility of Microbial DNA and Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis in the Forensic Examination of Soil (2006)
Employed by the Indiana State Police Forensic Laboratory.

Corinne Michaud - A Comparison of Simple Tissue Preservation Methods that Result in Reliable DNA Analysis (2006)
Employed by SUNY Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry as a research support specialist.

Lindsey Murray - Genetic Analysis of Human Skeletal Remains from Kamenica, Albania (2006)
Employed by Bode Forensics.

Michael Mutolo - Molecular Identification of Pathogens in Ancient Skeletal Remains from Butrint and Diaporit Albania (2006)
Employed by Children's Memorial Research Center in the Human Molecular Genetics department.

Amy Barber - The Utility of Whole Genome Amplification in Forensic DNA Analysis (2005)
Employed by the Massachusetts State Crime Laboratory.

Virginia Clemmer - Maternal Relatedness within Double Burials of an Ancient Albanian Tumulus (2005)
Employed by the Indiana State Police Laboratory.

Andrea Halvorson - Quantification of mtDNA in Aged Skeletal Material (2005)
Employed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Sciences Division.

Stephanie Rennick - Genetic Analysis of a Monumental Structure within the Kamenica, Albania Tumulus (2005)
Employed by Strand Analytical Laboratories.

Suzanne Shunn - DNA based Ancestry Analysis of Skeletal Remains from Fort Michilimackinac: 1715-1781 (2005)
Employed by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (ADFIL).

Heather Wood - Validation of the Reliagene Y-STR Systems, Y-PLEX 5 and 6, for High-throughput Analysis on an ABI Prisma 3100 (2005)

Danielle Albert - Characterization of Denim Fibers Using Visible Microspectrophotometry (2004)
Employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Catherine Allor - The Characterization of Variant Alleles in 13 CODIS STR Loci for Use in Paternity Dispute Resolutions (2004)
Employed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

Lynne Burley - An Evaluation of Pubic Hair Characterization Techniques for Forensic Casework (2004)
Employed by the Santa Clara County Laboratory of Criminalistics.

Sherri Freeman
- The Validation of Cytochrome b Primer for Forensic Species Identification (2004)

Michael Gehring - The Recovery and Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA from Exploded Pipe Bombs (2004)
Employed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Forensic Laboratories Division.

Elizabeth Graffy - Development and Validation of an Alkaline Extraction Method for Isolating Mitochondrial DNA from Human Hair Shafts (2004)
Employed by Independent Forensics.

Lisa Misner - Predicting mtDNA Quality Based on Bone Weathering and Type (2004)
Employed by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Madision Crime Laboratory.

Lauren Stanchek - Parentage Assignment of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta, L.) Juveniles Following Stocking of Multiple Donor Populations (2004)
Employed by the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division.

 

 

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