From the Ashes – Lessons Learned from 9/11

Tuesday September 14th, 2021 // 1:50 pm - 3:15 pm // Fiesta Ballroom

Panelists will be discussing how their agencies worked to identify both victims and perpetrators of the 9/11 attack. Panelists will reflect on the advances in forensic science that have come about in the aftermath of the event.


Alan Giusti

DNA Casework Unit, FBI Laboratory

Alan Giusti is a forensic examiner in the DNA Casework Unit of the FBI Laboratory, and has been in the field of forensic DNA analysis for almost 40 years. In his 30+ years with the FBI, he has been a research scientist, a forensic DNA examiner, and a forensic examiner for biological threat agents.

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Timothy McMahon

Director, DoD DNA Operations, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

In 2017, Dr. McMahon became the first civilian Director of the DoD DNA Operations section, where he is in charge of the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory and the Armed Forces Repository of Specimen Samples for the Identification of Remains. Dr. McMahon oversees over 150 scientists and is in charge of all Human remains DNA scientific initiatives in support of the Armed Forces Medical Examiners System’s primary mission to identify fallen U.S. Service Members from current day operations and past conflicts.

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