Under the Microscope with Student Ambassador Ashley Welk

Ashley Welk’s path to forensic science started on a take your daughter to work day. Ashley’s father brought her along to his lab, and let her wear a long, white lab coat that draped to her feet, along with goggles and gloves that were much too big. Ashley felt like a real scientist and after […]

Meet the ISHI Advisory Committee: Dr. Michael Coble

We’re excited to highlight Dr. Michael Coble, an esteemed member of the ISHI Advisory Committee. Dr. Coble’s extensive background in forensic genetics not only enriches our committee’s expertise but also inspires the entire ISHI community.   As the Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas […]

May Issue of The ISHI Report Available

As we embrace the vibrant spirit of spring here in Madison, Wisconsin, our May issue blossoms with insights and revelations from the forefront of forensic science. This edition is dedicated to not only uncovering the latest advancements but also to exploring practical challenges and innovative solutions within our field. Workshop presenters Jason Moran, Kimberly Gin, […]

This Week in Forensic Science

No one has hours to scour the papers to keep up with the latest news, so we’ve curated the top news stories in the field of Forensic Science for this week. Here’s what you need to know to get out the door! WWII Prisoner of War Remains Case Selected as DNA Hit of the Year (Forensic […]

From Familial Searching to FIGG: Advancing Forensic Science with New DNA Techniques

In this in-depth interview with Ray Wickenheiser, Director of the New York State Police Crime Lab System, brings his 40 years of forensic experience to Denver. With a career that spans the evolution of DNA analysis in forensic science, Ray shares his insights on the transformative impact of DNA technologies on public safety, justice, and […]

Design & Shine: The ISHI T-Shirt Contest Awaits Your Creativity!

As the 35th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI 35) approaches, we’re turning the spotlight onto you, the creative minds of the forensic community. This is your chance not just to attend ISHI, but to showcase your design on the official conference t-shirt. Unleash Your Artistry: Craft a design that encapsulates the spirit of ISHI. […]

This Week in Forensic Science

No one has hours to scour the papers to keep up with the latest news, so we’ve curated the top news stories in the field of Forensic Science for this week. Here’s what you need to know to get out the door! Police Found DNA Lead but No Match for Unidentified Victim of Winnipeg Serial Killer, […]

James Robertson: Reflecting on a Career that Shaped Forensic Science

Dive into the remarkable journey of James Robertson, whose career has spanned continents and crucial developments in forensic science. From his early days harnessing fluorescence in protein synthesis in Munich to his pivotal role in launching the diagnostics and forensic programs at Applied Biosystems, Jim’s story is one of curiosity, innovation, and serendipity. His work […]

Shaping the Future of Forensic DNA: Aurora Biomed

In this interview with Priyanka Minhas from Aurora Biomed, we learn about some of the latest advancements in forensic science and genomics. At Aurora Biomed, the focus is clear: tackle the backlog in sexual assault kit processing and push the boundaries in genomics with innovative automation solutions.   Priyanka, in her role as an application […]