Under the Microscope with Student Ambassador Martin MacStudy

Martin MacStudy’s aspirational path for a career in forensic science is fairly non-traditional, as it began with a summer camp while he was in middle school. What started as an enrichment camp learning the basics of matching footwear impressions has now become a pursuit for a master’s degree in forensic science ten years later. Ever […]

Shaping the Future of Forensic Training: Inside ISHI’s First DNA Trainers’ Meeting

This year, the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) is proud to introduce a new addition to its lineup: the DNA Trainers’ Meeting. Recognizing the challenges inherent in forensic DNA analyst training, this meeting was established to enable trainers to share best practices, discuss innovative training strategies, and explore potential improvements in training efficiency.   […]

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!   DNA on Plastic Fork in Florida Cracks 15-Year-Old Unsolved NYC Homicide, Officials Say […]

Shaping the Future of Forensic Science: QIAGEN

In this captivating interview from ISHI 34, we sit down with Melissa, a seasoned forensic science professional from QIAGEN, who shares her journey from being a student presenter at her first ISHI to her current role amidst QIAGEN’s recent acquisition of Verogen. With a career that transitioned from hands-on lab work to influencing product development, […]

Meet the ISHI Advisory Committee: Nana Lamousé-Welch

We are thrilled to spotlight Nana Lamousé-Welch, a distinguished member of the forensic science community, whose extensive experience and deep commitment have greatly contributed to the field. Nana’s journey from academic training to professional expertise exemplifies a dedication that inspires all within the ISHI community. Nana Lamousé-Welch began her career with a Bachelor of Arts […]

Under the Microscope with Student Ambassador Charlotte Sutter

Charlotte Sutter’s path into forensic science, or more precisely into forensic genetics, is quite a cliché. She has always loved television crime series, and when she entered university, the first voluntary elective course Charlotte took was a forensic toxicology analysis course. She did not understand much about the chemical basics at the time, but she […]

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!   Toronto Police Service Teams with Othram to Identify a 2017 Toronto Jane Doe […]

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 […]