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! She Uses Jewelry to Help Identify the Nameless (The New York Times – 6/28/2024) […]

The Science of Compassion: DNA Databasing for Missing Migrants

In this conversation, we sit down with Melody Josserand, a dedicated professional from the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification. She sheds light on the center’s mission, emphasizing its focus on missing persons and criminal casework, with a special highlight on the challenging issue of missing migrants at the southern border. Melody shares […]

Meet the ISHI Advisory Committee: Rhonda Williams

We are delighted to spotlight Rhonda Williams, Ph.D., a valued member of the ISHI Advisory Committee, whose extensive experience in forensic DNA analysis has significantly contributed to the field. Rhonda’s commitment to education and her hands-on expertise make her a cherished figure among her peers and students. Rhonda Williams embarked on her forensic journey at […]

From Cold Case to Conviction: Bringing a Serial Rapist to Justice

In this interview, we sat down with Allison from Bode Technology and prosecutor Ryan Barry, who played instrumental roles in solving and prosecuting a decades-old cold case using forensic investigative genetic genealogy (FIGG). Allison, with a background in genealogy, and Ryan, bringing his legal expertise, dive into the intricate details of the Daniel Ray Skaggs […]

Shaping the Future of Forensic Science: DNA Solutions

Chastyn chats with Dr. Valerie Mattimore, the newly appointed director of DNA Solutions. With over two decades in the forensic field, Dr. Mattimore shares her journey from initiating a DNA lab at her local police department to leading a dynamic team at DNA Solutions. This interview delves into the company’s strategic pivot from animal to […]

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!   Reducing Gun Violence Through Integrated Forensic Evidence Collection, Analysis, and Sharing (U.S. Department of […]

New Hope for Old Cases: Advanced DNA Strategies and Collaboration

With thousands of unsolved cases lingering in the archives of law enforcement agencies nationwide, the need for innovative and effective solutions has never been more pressing. This year, ISHI introduces an essential workshop: “Engaging Collaboration: How to Further Cold Cases with Advanced DNA Approaches.” Designed to bridge gaps and foster partnerships among forensic scientists, law […]

Cast Your Vote for the ISHI T-Shirt Design Contest!

The creativity of our ISHI community is on full display! We’ve received some fantastic entries for this year’s ISHI T-Shirt Design Contest, and now it’s time for you to help decide the winner.   Each design is unique and reflects the innovative spirit of our forensic science community. Now, we need your input to select […]

Under the Microscope with Student Ambassador Kierra Eckenrode-Fields

Kierra Eckenrode-Field’s first introduction to forensic science was when she was twelve years old. Kierra had recently taken an interest in the DC and Marvel comics and a new show called “The Flash” had just come out. The main character, Barry Allen, is a forensic scientist. After researching the field, she knew this was the […]