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Marie Allen

Professor Forensic Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden

Marie Allen's research is focused on developments of techniques and assays to improve analysis of challenging samples with limited and degraded DNA amounts.

Marie Allen

Frederick Bieber

Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Frederick R. Bieber has been a member of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University. His academic work focuses on the laboratory and statistical aspects of DNA-based human identification, with a focus on kinship analysis and its attendant legal, ethical, and policy implications.

Frederick Bieber

John Bockrath

Senior Criminalist, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

John Bockrath has been a Senior Criminalist with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Scientific Services Bureau since 1990. During his career he has worked and testified in the areas of narcotics and blood alcohol testing, driving under the influence of alcohol, forensic biology, DNA, crime scene investigation and bloodstain pattern analysis.

John Bockrath

Jo-Anne Bright

Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) New Zealand

Jo-Anne Bright is a Senior Science Leader within the Forensic Biology group at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) New Zealand, where she has worked since 1999. Jo is one of the co developers of STRmix™, expert software for the interpretation of forensic DNA profiles and the new Australasian standard.

Jo-Anne Bright

Bruce Budowle

University of North Texas Health Science Center

In 2009 Dr. Budowle became Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Genetics and Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas. He currently directs the Center for Human Identification. His research efforts focus on the areas of human forensic identification, microbial forensics, emerging infectious disease, molecular biology technologies, and pharmacogenetics.

Bruce Budowle

John Butler

NIST Fellow & Special Assistant to the Director at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

John M. Butler is an internationally recognized expert in forensic DNA analysis and holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Virginia. He has written five textbooks on Forensic DNA Typing (2001, 2005, 2010, 2012, and 2015) and given hundreds of invited talks to scientists, lawyers, and members of the general public throughout the United States and in 25 other countries so far.

John Butler

Thomas Callaghan

FBI Laboratory’s Biometric Analysis Section

As a member of the FBI DNA Analysis Unit, Thomas Callaghan was involved in the analysis of hundreds of homicide and rape cases. In 1999, Dr. Callaghan initiated the FBI’s Federal Convicted Offender DNA Database. In 2003, he became the first CODIS Unit Chief and has been involved with the CODIS Program for over 20 years.

Thomas Callaghan

Michael Coble

Associate Director, Center for Human Identification, UNTHSC

Michael Coble, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He serves as a member of the OSAC Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting Committee and is an invited guest at the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM).

Michael Coble

John Collins

High-Stakes Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Critical Victories

John Collins is a High-Stakes Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Critical Victories, a company he founded to help people, teams, and organizations thrive in high-pressure environments where perfection is an expectation and failure is a ticket out the door.  He is also among the most respected forensic experts in the United States, recently publishing his first book on leadership and management in forensic science, which was released by Academic Press just last month. 

John Collins

Marsha Deitz

AABB

Marsha Deitz has worked for AABB as the staff Lead Assessor for Relationship Testing since January 2010. Marsha is a Certified Quality Auditor with ASQ, a certified lead auditor for ISO/IEC 17025, a forensic scientist and licensed Medical Technologist.

Marsha Deitz

Paul Fronczak

Five years ago, Paul took a DNA test that disproved the story he'd been told about his identity—that he was "Baby Fronczak," the infant who'd been kidnapped from a Chicago hospital in an infamous 1964 crime. In an instant, he became a man without a name,  birthday or medical history—an "unidentified living person," in official terminology.

Paul Fronczak

Erin Gorden

Research Associate, Emerging Technologies Section, AFMES-AFDIL

Erin Gorden has been with the AFMES-AFDIL since 2007 as a member of both the Emerging Technologies and Past Accounting sections. She has contributed to casework as well as numerous research and validation projects. Currently, her focus is on the use of next generation sequencing for human identification.

Erin Gorden

Douglas Hares

National DNA Index System Program Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CODIS Unit

Dr. Hares is the National DNA Index System Program Manager in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CODIS Unit. Dr. Hares is an invited guest and participant at the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) and the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) meetings. He also serves as a member and advisor to Interpol’s DNA Monitoring Expert Group.

Douglas Hares

Frederick Harran

Director, Bensalem Township Police Department

Director Harran has served in law enforcement with the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for 33 years. Director Harran lectures nationally on a variety of issues including DNA, current drug trends and initiatives, school safety, grant writing and funding sources.  He has received over 30 awards and citations for his work in both law enforcement and in the community.

Frederick Harran

Jody Hynds

Senior Forensic Scientist, Orange County District Attorney’s Office

Since 2010, Jody has been a Senior Forensic Scientist for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as their local database administrator and general DNA expert in their DNA Unit.

Jody Hynds

Hari Iyer

Mathematical Statistician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Hari Iyer is a Mathematical Statistician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and PhD in Statistics from Colorado State University. His areas of interest are Statistical Inference, Applied Statistics, Uncertainty and its quantification, Machine Learning and its applications in Forensic Science.

Hari Iyer

Amy Jeanguenat

Principle Consultant at Mindgen, LLC

Amy Jeanguenat has spent her career working in the private forensic industry supporting efforts world-wide to prevent and eliminate DNA backlogs, refine operational logistics, and provide quality and technical system support. In 2016, she launched Mindgen, LLC merging her interests in developing best practices for forensic science with the effects of mindfulness on human performance.

Amy Jeanguenat

Ronaldo Carneiro da Silva Junior

Custodian of the National DNA Database, Brazilian Federal Police

Forensic Expert at Technical Scientific Directory of Brazilian Federal Police. Custodian of the National DNA Database and Coordinator of the Steering Committee of the Brazilian Network of DNA Databases.

Ronaldo Carneiro da Silva Junior

Manfred Kayser

Professor of Forensic Molecular Biology and Head of the Department of Genetic Identification, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

Dr. Manfred Kaysers's research interests include various areas of molecular genetics and molecular biology that allow addressing currently unsolvable problems in forensic practice and developing scientific and technical solutions.

Manfred Kayser

Charla Marshall

Chief, Emerging Technologies Section, AFMES-AFDIL

Charla Kristen Marshall is the Chief of the Emerging Technologies Section at AFMES-AFDIL. Her background is in molecular anthropology and ancient DNA. Before coming to AFDIL, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois.

Charla Marshall

Pamela Marshall

Director, Duquesne University

Dr. Marshall has extensive graduate and undergraduate teaching experience in the forensic disciplines of serology, DNA, and microscopy. Her research interests include low copy number DNA, human and wildlife DNA identification challenges, nanoparticle technology, pressure cycling technology, and PCR enhancement.

Pamela Marshall

Gary Molina

CODIS Program Manager, Texas Department of Public Safety

Gary Molina has been employed with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 28 years. Gary is a member of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Southwestern Association of Forensic Sciences, and a Fellow in the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators. He has served on the National DNA Index System Procedures Board and is currently a member of the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods.

Gary Molina

CeCe Moore

Investigative Genetic Genealogist and Media Consultant

CeCe is an investigative genetic genealogist and media consultant. Throughout the last decade, CeCe has been considered an innovator and pioneer in the use of autosomal DNA to resolve unknown parentage and family mysteries, frequently consulted by DNA testing companies, genealogists, adoptees, law enforcement and the press.

CeCe Moore

Tamyra Moretti

Research Biologist, DNA Support Unit, FBI Laboratory

Tamyra Moretti is a Research Biologist for the DNA Support Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory.  In 1996, Dr. Moretti joined the FBI Forensic Science Research Unit where she performed research, development and validation of PCR-based methods for the analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA.  She has lectured extensively and trained forensic scientists and attorneys throughout the U.S. and internationally. 

Tamyra Moretti

Rachel Oefelein

DNA Labs International (DLI)

Rachel Oefelein is currently the Director of Research and Innovation and a Senior DNA Analyst at DNA Labs International (DLI). Since joining DNA Labs International in 2014, Rachel has testified in ten Florida counties, three states and four countries as an expert witness for both the prosecution and the defense in misdemeanor and felony trials, as well as Williams, Daubert and Arthur hearings.

Rachel Oefelein

Walther Parson

Associate Professor, Institute of Legal Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck

Walther Parson holds an associate professorship at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria and an adjunct professorship at PennState, PA, USA. Under his scientific supervision the Austrian National DNA Database Laboratory was set up in 1997 in Innsbruck, where he is currently overseeing the High Through-put DNA Database Laboratory and the research group Forensic Genomics.

Walther Parson

George Schiro

Laboratory Director, Scales Biological Laboratory, Inc.

George has over 35 years of crime scene investigation and forensic science experience. He is certified by the American Board of Criminalistics as a criminalist with the specialty area of molecular biology. George is currently employed as Laboratory Director by the ANAB accredited Scales Biological Laboratory, Inc., a private forensic science facility in Brandon, Mississippi.

George Schiro

Julie Conover Sikorsky

Forensic Scientist Supervisor, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

Julie Conover Sikorsky is a Forensic Scientist Supervisor, a.k.a. Forensic Biology Unit Manager, at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has been employed by the PBSO for eighteen years (May 2002 - 2020), and has been a Senior Forensic Scientist for ten years – fulltime processing DNA cases.

Julie Conover Sikorsky

Kimberly Sturk-Andreaggi

Research Scientist, Emerging Technologies Section, Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory

Ms. Sturk-Andreaggi has contributed to and managed various projects over her 15+ year tenure at the AFDIL including mitochondrial DNA coding region SNP panels, species identification, low template techniques, automated processing, and the development of population databases. Her current focus is on the use of next-generation, or massively parallel, sequencing for human identification.

Kimberly Sturk-Andreaggi

Andreas Tillmar

Forensic Geneticist, Department of Forensic Genetics, National Board of Forensic Medicine, Linköping, Sweden

Andreas Tillmar, PhD, works as a forensic geneticist at the Nation Board of Forensic Medicine, Sweden (80%) and as a senior lecturer and associated professor of forensic genetics at Linköping University, Sweden (20%). His research is focused on various topics of forensic genetics such as applying new genetic polymorphisms for complex kinship testing, population genetics, applied biostatistics and most recently forensic DNA genealogy.

Andreas Tillmar

Angie Vassalotti

Forensic consultant and owner, AGV Forensic Consulting, LLC

Angie Vassalotti is a forensic consultant and owner of AGV Forensic Consulting, LLC. She has experience as both a bench working analyst and a consultant for DNA laboratories.

Angie Vassalotti

Athina Vidaki

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Erasmus MC

Athina Vidaki recently completed her PhD in Forensic Epigenetics at King’s College London (2015) and she is currently continuing her career as a post-doctoral research scientist at the Department of Genetic Identification at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam.

Athina Vidaki

Susan Walsh

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Forensic and Investigative Sciences, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Dr. Susan Walsh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology and Forensic and Investigative Sciences at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Walsh completed her PhD in Forensic Genetics at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She went on to complete post-doctorate work at Yale University before joining IUPUI in 2014. 

Susan Walsh

Ray Wickenheiser

Director for the New York State Police Crime Lab System

Dr. Ray Wickenheiser is currently the Director for the New York State Police Crime Lab System, headquartered in Albany, New York.  He is also a Past President of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD).  Ray has over 36 years of forensic science experience, with 19 of those as a Crime Lab Director in local and State Crime Laboratories.  His areas of expertise include crime lab administration, quality management, forensic DNA, serology, hair and fiber trace evidence, physical matching and comparison, glass fracture analysis, and forensic grain comparison.  Ray is currently the Chair of the ASCLD Rapid DNA Disaster Victim Identification Subcommittee.

Ray Wickenheiser