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Allison Sherier

PhD Candidate, The University of North Texas Health Science Center

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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”. She completed her B.S. in Animal Science Biotechnology at Oklahoma State University while working in the biotechnology laboratory headed by Dr. Jennifer Hernandez-Gifford. She then continued her education at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, OK, where she received the National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship. She completed her MS in Forensic Science – Molecular Biology while working under the direction of Dr. Robert Allen on degradation of semen-specific mRNA markers.

When she is not studying, Allison enjoys hiking, reading, volunteering with Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust, and spending time with her son, husband, and dogs.