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Greg Hampikian

Professor of Biology, and Criminal Justice, Boise State University (BSU); Executive Director, The Idaho Innocence Project; President, CompGenomics

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Greg Hampikian

Professor of Biology, and Criminal Justice, Boise State University (BSU); Executive Director, The Idaho Innocence Project; President, CompGenomics

Greg Hampikian, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biology and Criminal Justice at Boise State University (BSU). He is also the Executive Director of The Idaho Innocence Project and President of CompGenomics. Dr. Hampikian received his B.S. Biological Sciences, M.S. in Genetics, and Ph.D. in Genetics from The University of Connecticut. His previous research and teaching includes: Yale University Medical School, Georgia Tech., Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), La Trobe University (Australia), Clayton State University. Dr. Hampikian has worked on over 20 exonerations, and with police in the US and overseas on challenging DNA cases.  His lab at BSU works on forensic technology and cancer drug development. He has identified and studied the properties of Nullomers, the smallest DNA and peptide sequences absent from nature. Dr. Hampikian’s patents include the Nullomer tag for reference samples to safeguard against contamination. He has also been a New York Times contributor: “Men Who Needs Them?” and “When May I Shoot a Student?”, and is the author of Exit to Freedom, Calvin Johnson’s Exoneration.