Janet Layne earned a M.S in Biology, then worked in genetic engineering for several years as a Molecular Biologist and Bioinformatician. She left the field to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science, in which she is currently a student. Her research focuses on Machine Learning for knowledge graph data. Since 2019, Janet has consulted as a DNA analyst on a variety of defense cases. She has also participated in pro bono DNA analysis for innocence cases across the nation.