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Human ID and Forensics

What’s Your Story?

June 19, 2020

This chapter in the series introduces Zachary Goecker, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis. Zachary is working in the specialized area of proteomic genotyping, with reference to the hair shaft proteome...

Zachary Goecker

Meet Mirna Ghemrawi

May 11, 2020

This chapter in the series introduces Mirna Ghemrawi, a doctoral student at Florida International University. Mirna has traveled a long distance from Lebanon to FIU where she is working on species identification with a particular focus on...

Mirna Ghemrawi

Recapping 2019s top HID stories

March 01, 2020

Balance your quarantine reading time with some useful content from the field of human ID and forensics. Between child care and mobile working, we want you to take a moment to grab a cup of tea and catch up on what you may have missed in 2019...

Recapping 2019s top HID stories

Young Investigator Felix Bittner on developing an MPSplex assay for missing persons identification

November 11, 2019

Continuing our interview series, we have Felix Bittner, DNA Analyst at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), The Hague, Netherlands. His work focuses on developing a large massively parallel sequencing SNP...

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Navigating justice for sexual assault survivors

March 29, 2019
Investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes is much more challenging than merely performing DNA testing. Moreover, a vast majority of perpetrators of sexual violence walk away scot-free, either because of a large number of...
Navigating justice for sexual assault survivors

Young Investigator Jan Fleckhaus discusses his research on age estimation

November 27, 2018
Our Young Investigator series allows us to acknowledge rising scientists in the forensic field. We hope that they inspire you with their story, as they are our future! Continuing our blog series, next we have Jan Fleckhaus, Ph.D. student at the...
Young Investigator Jan Fleckhaus discusses his research on age estimation

Young Investigator Lisa Dierig discusses her research on forensic ‘touch DNA’ evidence

August 6, 2018

Our Young Investigator series allows us to acknowledge rising scientists in the forensic field. We hope that they inspire you with their story, as they are our future! Next in the series, we have Lisa Dierig, Ph.D. student at the Institute of Legal Medicine...

Young Investigator Lisa Dierig discusses her research on forensic ‘touch DNA’ evidence

Young Investigator Michelle Peck discusses her collaborative work on MPS

July 22, 2018

As a part of this series, we have Michelle Peck, DNA Validation and Development Coordinator at the International Commission on Missing Persons, The Hague, Netherlands. Her focus is on Massively Parallel Sequencing...

Young Investigator Michelle Peck discusses her collaborative work on MPS

Young Investigator Amy Holmes discusses her DVI research

June 25, 2018

Dr. Amy S. Holmes recently graduated from the Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX where she received her PhD. Her research focused on exploring solutions to the problem of sub-optimal disaster victim identification (DVI) methods for...

Amy Holmes
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