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Diego Navarro Arias

Judicial Expert, Sección Bioquímica, Departamento de Ciencias Forenses, Organismo de Investigación Judicial, Poder Judicial, República de Costa Rica.

Diego Navarro Arias

Frederick Bieber

Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Frederick R. Bieber is 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

Todd Bille

DNA Technical Leader, US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Laboratory

Todd Bille has been the DNA Technical Leader at the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Laboratory in Maryland since 2006.  He began his forensic career at the Indiana State Police Laboratory in Indianapolis in 1991 as a serologist, DNA analyst, DNA Technical Leader, and supervisor.

Todd Bille

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

Director, Center for Human Identification

Dr. Budowle is the Director of the Center for Human Identification and Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas. His current efforts focus on the areas of human forensic identification, microbial forensics, and emerging infectious disease with substantial effort in next generation sequencing. He is a Commissioner on the Texas Forensic Science Commission.

Bruce Budowle

Stephen Busch

CEO, Indago Solutions LLC

Former SA Busch was the first FBI Agent ever assigned full time to conduct FGG investigations.  He wrote the curriculum for the FBI’s in house 40-hour FGG training, while leading a collaborative approach with FBI headquarters elements to build metrics and develop best practices for the utilization of FGG nationwide and overseas.

Stephen Busch

John Butler

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

John M. Butler 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 26 other countries so far. Dr. Butler is a NIST Fellow (highest scientific rank at NIST) and Special Assistant to the Director for Forensic Science in the Special Programs Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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

Jennifer Cihlar

Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Genetics Department at UNTHSC

Dr. Jennifer Cihlar is an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology, Immunology, and Genetics Department at UNTHSC and a member of the UNTHSC Center for Human Identification’s Research Unit where her efforts focus on improving the forensic community’s ability to identity humans associated with crime, missing persons, and human and wildlife trafficking victims through forensic genomic research.

Jennifer Cihlar

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

Mark Desire

Assistant Director, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Mark Desire is an Assistant Director with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. He works in the Department of Forensic Biology, New York City’s DNA crime lab and the largest of its kind in North America. During his 24 years of employment, he has investigated thousands of criminal and missing persons cases. He is the manager of the World Trade Center DNA Identification Team, a unit dedicated to advancing the science and helping return loved ones to their families.

Mark Desire

Laurence Devesse

PhD Candidate, King's College

Laurence Devesse holds a BSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Bath, and a Masters of Research in Forensic Science from King’s College London. Her research focusses on the implementation of Massively Parallel Sequencing in Forensic DNA Identification.

Laurence Devesse

Rodrigo Fabián Flores Espinoza

Scientist, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Rodrigo Fabián Flores Espinoza is a Biotechnology Engineer, graduated from the University of the Americas (Ecuador) in 2019. He is currently a master's student in the Postgraduate Program in Biociências at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). His research work consists of the study of the genetic structure of Latin American populations, through genotyping and analysis of molecular markers of ancestry; autosomal, uniparental lineage, and X chromosome.

Rodrigo Fabián Flores Espinoza

Mary Fetchet

Executive Director and President, Voices Center for Resilience

Mary Fetchet is the driving force behind VOICES, a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2001 following the death of her 24 year old son Brad at the World Trade Center. Her unique background as a mother of a victim, along with over 20 years of expertise as a clinical social worker, influenced VOICES innovative approach in providing long-term support services and promoting resiliency in the lives of victims' families, responders and survivors.

Mary Fetchet

Colleen Fitzpatrick

President and Founder of Identifinders International

Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, the President and Founder of Identifinders International LLC, is widely recognized as the founder of modern Forensic Genealogy. She has worked several hundred cold case violent crimes and Doe cases using genetic genealogy analysis

Colleen Fitzpatrick

Jianye Ge

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Center for Human Identification

Dr. Jianye Ge current is an Associate Professor and Associate Director at the Center for Human Identification. His research relates primarily to computational analysis and interpretation of DNA forensic data. The software programs he has developed have been used by federal and state government agencies to assist in solving criminal cases. He is currently working on projects that apply the latest development in artificial intelligence and genomics technologies to solve challenging problems in forensic science.

Jianye Ge

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.

Alan Giusti

Ed Green

University of California, Santa Cruz, Dovetail Genomics, Claret Bio, Astrea Forensics

Ed Green received his B.S. in Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1997 and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. He was a pioneer in the field of high-throughput sequencing of ancient DNA as the lead bioinformatics scientist on the Neanderthal genome project. He is currently Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz and founder of Dovetail Genomics, Claret Bio, and Astrea Forensics.

Ed Green

Lisa Grossweiler

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

Ms. Grossweiler is the National DNA Index System Program Manager in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's CODIS Unit. Lisa has over 29 years of experience in the forensic DNA field, serving in the private and public sectors.

Lisa Grossweiler

Greg Hampikian

Professor of Biology, and Criminal Justice, Boise State University (BSU); Founder and Co-Director, The Idaho Innocence Project

Dr. Greg Hampikian is professor of Biology and Criminal Justice at Boise State University (BSU), founder and Co-Director of the Idaho Innocence Project (IIP) at BSU. He is best known as a DNA expert on Innocence Network cases around the world including that of Amanda Knox, Freddie Lawrence and Paul Jenkins (2018, with Montana Innocence Project), and Christopher Tapp (exonerated 2019) in Idaho. 

Greg Hampikian

Douglas Hares

Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section

Dr. Hares is the Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section.  He joined the DNA Analysis Unit II of the FBI Laboratory in 2000 as a Forensic Examiner.  In 2006, Dr. Hares transferred to the CODIS Unit where he served as the NDIS Custodian for over 13 years. 

Douglas Hares

Danny Hellwig

Intermountain Forensics Laboratory

Armed with a black belt certification in Lean/Six Sigma process improvement and extensive experience in both quality and operational leadership, he provides executive direction and oversees the quality system of the Intermountain Forensics laboratory.

Danny Hellwig

Curt Hewitt

Leader of Human Identification Research and Development, Signature Science’s Center for Advanced Genomics

Curt Hewitt, PhD, is the Leader of Human Identification Research and Development for Signature Science’s Center for Advanced Genomics. His research focuses on maximizing the forensic value of challenging, degraded, or aged forensic samples using a combination of engineering, synthetic biology, and emerging analytical methods.

Curt Hewitt

Lies Janssens

Senior Forensic Scientist, Utah Bureau of Forensics Services

Lies Janssens is a Senior Forensic Scientist at the Utah Bureau of Forensics Services, where she has been employed since 2013. She is an integral part of the DNA technical team helping to validate and bring online new and emerging technologies. She has worked on many cases – including high profile and rush cases – in serology and DNA and has provided expert testimony in both fields.

Lies Janssens

Celso Teixeira Mendes Junior

Scientist, Universidade de São Paulo (FFCLRP-USP)

In 2008 he joined the faculty of FFCLRP-USP, to work with the Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Chemistry, being responsible for disciplines of molecular biology and forensic genetics. In 2017, he was approved in a professorship exam in the Forensic Molecular Biology area at FFCLRP-USP and is currently an Associate Professor at that institution, being responsible for the Forensic and Genomic Research Laboratory (LPFG). He has experience in Population Genetics, Human Genetics and Forensic Genetics, working mainly on the following topics: genetic polymorphisms, next generation sequencing, genomic ancestry, human pigmentation and forensic phenotyping by DNA.

Celso Teixeira Mendes Junior

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

Rebecca Just

Principal Investigator, National Bioforensic Analysis Center

Rebecca Just, PhD, joined the National Bioforensic Analysis Center (NBFAC) in 2019 as Principal Investigator in the Genomics group, where she leads the laboratory’s human identification capability expansion work.  Prior to NBFAC, she spent 17 years conducting research and validation at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory and at the FBI Laboratory, with a focus on mitochondrial genome sequencing and phylogenetics, next generation sequencing, and probabilistic genotyping.

Rebecca Just

Swathi Kumar

Director, Product Management, Verogen Inc

Swathi A. Kumar, PhD, leads Verogens global product strategy. Prior to Verogen, she spent 8 years at Illumina, the global NGS/MPS market and technology leader, in technical, sales and product management roles.

Swathi Kumar

Jessica Charak Lehrner

DNA Technical Leader, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Jessica Charak Lehrner is the DNA Technical Leader of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, where she has worked since 2014. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, she spent 11 years working as a forensic DNA analyst with the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL) and the Prince George’s County Police Department outside of Washington, DC.

Jessica Charak Lehrner

Ana Carolina Malanczyn

Student in Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Student in Biological Sciences (Bachelor's Degree) from the Federal University of Paraná and Technician in Biotechnology from TECPUC. CNPq Scientific Initiation Scholarship at the Nitrogen Fixation Nucleus at UFPR, where she works with Molecular Biology techniques applied to the expression, purification and interaction of bacterial proteins. Volunteer in the project on ancestry in the Brazilian population and the evolutionary processes that influenced its allelic composition at the Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory at UFPR.

Ana Carolina Malanczyn

Leonardo Arduino Marano

Forensic Scientist, Departamento de Medicina Legal, Ética Médica e Medicina Social e do Trabalho, Faculdade de Medicina FMUSP, Universidade de São Paulo

Leonardo Arduino Marano

Manuel Crespillo Márquez

Forensic Genetics Expert, Instituto Nacional de Toxicología y Ciencias Forenses. Ministerio de Justicia

Director of the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (Ministry of Justice). He has been Head of the Biology Service of the same institution between 2014-2020.

Manuel Crespillo Márquez

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

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Author

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of books about the history of science and scientific discoveries. 

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

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.

Timothy McMahon

Aline Costa Minervino

Forensic Scientist, Banco Nacional de Perfis Genéticos

Brazilian representative at Interpol DNA Monitoring Expert Group. Adjunct Coordinator of the 1st Specialization Course in Forensic Genetics at the National Police Academy. Coordinator of the CNPQ Research Group "Forensic Genetics: knowledge of genetics and molecular biology in aid to justice".

Aline Costa Minervino

David Mittelman

CEO, Othram

David Mittelman is the founder and CEO of Othram Inc, the world's first private DNA laboratory built specifically to apply the power of modern parallel sequencing to forensic evidence. The laboratory specializes in recovery, enrichment, and analysis of human DNA from trace amounts of degraded or contaminated materials.

David Mittelman

CeCe Moore

Chief Genetic Genealogist, Parabon

CeCe Moore, Chief Genetic Genealogist at Parabon, is the leading authority on investigative genetic genealogy (IGG), successfully collaborating with hundreds of law enforcement agencies across North America. Her small team boasts the unparalleled track record of 175 successful identifications of violent criminals and unidentified decedents, averaging one solved case per week. CeCe’s cutting edge work has led to the first conviction, the first conviction through jury verdict, and the first exoneration in cases where the suspect was identified through investigative genetic genealogy.

CeCe Moore

Rodrigo Soares de Moura Neto

Full Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Graduated in Biological Sciences from UFRJ, Masters and Doctorate in Biological Sciences (Biophysics) from UFRJ. Post-Doctorate at the Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, USA. Full Professor at the Institute of Biology at UFRJ. He has experience in Genetics, working mainly on the following topics: Forensic Genetics and Use of Polymorphic Molecular Markers for Population Studies.

Rodrigo Soares de Moura Neto

Tarah Nieroda

Quality Assurance Laboratory Processing Specialist and a Senior DNA Analyst, DNA Labs International (DLI)

Tarah Nieroda has over 7 years of experience in forensic DNA casework and previously worked at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory. She began working at DNA Labs International (DLI) in 2018 and is currently a Quality Assurance Laboratory Processing Specialist and a Senior DNA Analyst.

Tarah Nieroda

Rachel Oefelein

DNA Labs International (DLI)

Rachel Oefelein is currently the Director of Research and Innovation, Quality Assurance Manager, and a Senior DNA Analyst at DNA Labs International (DLI). Since joining DNA Labs International in 2014, Rachel has testified in eleven Florida counties, five states and U.S. Territories, and five 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

Dane Plaza

Director of Federal Operations, Bode Technology

Mr. Dane Plaza is the Director of Federal Operations at Bode Technology located in Lorton, Virginia.  Mr. Plaza is responsible for the technical oversight and program management of numerous federal forensic research and operations programs supporting various groups within the United States Government.   He is currently serving as the Program Manager for an operation that is providing services to a USG entity utilizing rapid DNA along the Southwest US border to identify and deter possible child trafficking.

Dane Plaza

Rocio del Pilar Lizarazo Quintero

Forensic Specialized Professional, Grupo de Genética Forense - Dirección Regional Bogotá - Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses

Rocio del Pilar Lizarazo Quintero

Eusebio López Reyes

DNA Database Administrator in Spain, Ministerio del Interior – Secretaría de Estado de Seguridad – Subdirección General de Sistemas de Información y Comunicaciones para la Seguridad

Msc en Biología Biosanitaria y Genética en Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Diploma in Police Sciences at Universidad de Salamanca (Spain); National Administrator of the DNA Database in Spain and National Contact Point in the exchange of genetic profiles of the Treaty of Prüm (at European level).

Eusebio López Reyes

Tiffany Roy

Consultant, ForensicAid, LLC

Tiffany Roy MSFS, JD is a Forensic DNA expert with over thirteen years of forensic biology experience in both public and private laboratories in the United States. She has processed thousands of DNA samples and thousands of cases over the course of her career. She has provided expert witness testimony in more than one hundred cases in state, federal and international courts. She instructs undergraduates at Palm Beach Atlantic University; University of Maryland Global Campus; and Southern New Hampshire University. She currently acts as a consultant for attorneys and the media in the area of forensic biology through her firm, ForensicAid, LLC.

Tiffany Roy

Andrea Sala

Doctora en Bioquímica (PhD), Servicio de Huellas Digitales Genéticas-Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Andrea Sala has been a member of the Genetic Fingerprint Service (SHDG) since 1993. The SHDG is the first laboratory in Argentina that begins to perform DNA analysis for the identification of individuals. She has performed genetic tests in more than 20,000 judicial, criminal and civil cases.

Andrea Sala

Magda Patricia Jimenez Salamanca

Technical Expert in Forensic Genetics. PhD, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses

Chemistry Ph.D from LOMONOSOV University of Moscow. Specialized Forensic Professional of the Forensic Genetics Group of the National Institute of Legal Medicine, for more than 25 years, in the processing of different types of forensic samples in the context of criminal investigations, as well as in processes to determine kinship in civil cases. She is currently the Custodian of the Forensic DNA Database.

Magda Patricia Jimenez Salamanca

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

Allison Sherier

PhD Candidate, The University of North Texas Health Science Center

Allison Sherier currently is a PhD candidate at The University of North Texas Health Science Center, under the direction of Drs. Bruce Budowle and August Woerner at the Center for Human Identification. In 2020, Allison received the National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship for her dissertation research titled, "Genetic distance to improve human identification from the skin microbiome".

Allison Sherier

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 nineteen years, and has been a Senior Forensic Scientist for ten years – fulltime processing DNA cases.

Julie Conover Sikorsky

Emily Simek

Forensic Scientist, Utah Bureau of Forensic Services

Emily Simek is a Forensic Scientist experienced in DNA laboratory analysis and interpretation with the Utah Bureau of Forensic Services in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an integral member of the DNA Technical Team, she participates in DNA casework and oversees the training of new laboratory hires and existing biology personnel as a Lead Trainer. Alongside her training and casework responsibilities, Emily works as a member of the Crime Scene Response Team by assisting law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Utah with crime scene processing and documentation. Prior to her Lead Trainer role, she participated in the High-Throughput casework team for several years to develop an innovative and new systems flow that helped eliminate Utah’s SAK backlog.

Emily Simek

Mark Smith

DNA Database Supervisor and Rapid DNA Coordinator, Arizona Department of Public Safety

Mark Smith has been employed with the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 19 years and is currently the DNA Database Supervisor and Rapid DNA Coordinator. He has processed casework for nuclear DNA and mitochondrial DNA cases. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and an invited guest at the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods.

Mark Smith

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

Lawrence Wein

Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Management Science and a Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Lawrence M. Wein is the Jeffrey S. Skoll Professor of Management Science and a Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. in Operations Research at Stanford University in 1988 and was a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management from 1988 to 2002. His research interests are in operations management and public health, including problems in homeland security and crime.

Lawrence Wein

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

Elena Zavala

PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Elena Zavala has a BSc in Biochemistry from Santa Clara University and a MPS in Forensic Science from Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include integrating ancient DNA methods into the forensic science field for challenging and highly degraded samples.

Elena Zavala