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Ryan Gutierrez

Doctoral Student, Sam Houston State University

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Ryan Gutierrez

Doctoral Student, Sam Houston State University

Ryan Gutierrez is a doctoral student at Sam Houston State University in the Department of Forensic Science. He is interested in advancing forensic DNA by implementing massively parallel sequencing instrumentation for forensic purposes. He is researching bi-allelic markers and their potential for application to highly degraded sample types, particularly rootless hair shafts.

He is recipient of the Institute for Forensic Research, Training, and Innovation Scholarship and was awarded the Forensic Sciences Foundation Lucas Grant in 2018. Prior to beginning his PhD research, Ryan received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry with minors in Biology and Community Health from Baylor University.