Research and Seminar: Class of 2016

Terra Baker

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    •  “Analysis of 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine in Saliva by Desorption/Ionization on Porous Silicon”
  2. Research Project
    • “Method Development and Validation for the Identification and Separation of Acetyl Fentanyl, Fentanyl, and Heroin”

Taylor Brooks

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Laser Capture Microdissection: Methodology, Benefits, and Disadvantages for Forensic Use”
  2. Research Project
    • “The Internal Validation of Life Technologies® Quantifiler® Trio and Qiagen® Investigator® Quantiplex HYres DNA Quantification Kits, and a Comparative Analysis to Life Technologies® Quantifiler® DuoAbstract”

Adam Cervellone

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “The Future of Forensic Firearms Analysis: Automation and Congruent Matching Cells”
  2. Research Project

Jordan Clarke

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Non-STR DNA Techniques Capable of Distinguishing Identical Twins”
  2. Research Project
    • “Internal Validation of Promega® PowerPlex® Y23 Amplification Kit for Use in Forensic Casework”

Kelsey DeWitt

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “The Analysis of Synthetic Cathinones”
  2. Research Project
    • “X-Ray Powder Diffraction Method Development and Validation for the Identification of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals”

Laurel Hardy

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Use of Raman Spectroscopy for the Detection of Cocaine Hydrochloride on Fingernails”
  2. Research Project
    • “Comparison of the Restek Rtx®-5, Rxi®-1ms, and Rxi®-1HT Gas Chromatography Columns for the Qualitative Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids”

Amber Hiranaka

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Where are the Drugs? A Toxicological Study of the Distribution of Antidepressants after Decomposition”
  2. Research Project

Kelsey Longe

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “AB-FUBINACA: New Synthetic Cannabinoid on the Block”
  2. Research Project
    • “Cannabinoid Receptor Bioassay: A Characterization of UR-144, XLR-11, Their Metabolites and Degradants”

Neeka Parker

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Forensic Hair Analysis: Use, Analysis Methods, and Difficulties”
  2. Research Project

Brooke Petrasovits

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Herbal Opioids Alternatives”
  2. Research Project
    • “Detection and Quantification of Phencyclidine (PCP) in Postmortem Blood for the Application of Death Investigation”

Isabella Schember

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “How Forensic Innovations Took Down Notorious Serial Killers” Presentation
  2. Research Project

Meena Swaminathan

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
  2. Research Project
    • “Validation of Targeted Qualitative Screen for 134 Therapeutic and Abused Drugs and 7 Internal Standards by LC MS/MS”

Annalise Vine

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
  2. Research Project
    • “Optimization of a DNA Extraction Protocol for the Beckman Coulter Biomek® NXP Laboratory Automation Workstation”

Alex Wai

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Forensic Entomology: A study of the Impact Certain Household Product Chemicals Have on the Growth of Flies and Larvae”
  2.  Research Project
    • “The Shift from Manual to Automated, a Validation and Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Qiagen® QIAgility® at the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory”

Kelsey Wilkinson

  1. Lay Seminar Presentation
    • “Detecting Human DNA from Exploded Pipe Bomb Devices”
  2. Research Project
    • “Development of a Portable Mobile Phone Forensic Acquisition and Analysis Toolkit Utilizing Open Source Tools”