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High schoolers get time in forensics lab
November 2, 2011 · News
November 02, 2011 @ 06:00 AM 2011/The Herald-Dispatch Herald-Dispatch.com HUNTINGTON — Dozens of juniors and seniors from Fairview High School in Boyd County are getting lessons in criminal forensics from graduate students in Marshall University’s Forensic Science Center programs. View Original Article Here
Forensic Science Graduate Program and student organization to host crime scene investigation workshop
October 13, 2011 · News
Marshall’s forensic science graduate students and faculty will  present a crime scene investigation workshop for high school students from  Fairview High School of Ashland, Ky., Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at MU’s crime scene  house. About 55 high school science students are expected to attend the “CSI  Huntington” workshop. They will participate in lectures, demonstrations
Research Day 2011 – Elise Chom – Forensic Analysis of a Playstation® 3 ‘Slim’ Model
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Forensic Analysis of a Playstation® 3 ‘Slim’ Model Biography: Elise Chom is from Fraser, Michigan.  She graduated from Michigan State University in 2009 where she received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Elise is currently a graduate student at Marshall University where she is studying for a Masters degree in Forensic Science
Research Day 2011 – Stephanie Kuntz -Internal Validation of DNA Extraction from Bone and Tooth Samples Using Qiagen’s BioRobot EZ1
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Internal Validation of DNA Extraction from Bone and Tooth Samples Using Qiagen’s BioRobot EZ1 Biography: Stephanie Kuntz is from Wheeling, WV.  She attended Marshall University from which she received her BS degree in Forensic Chemistry with a minor in Criminal Justice.  Currently, Stephanie is enrolled in the Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program seeking emphases
Research Day 2011 – Erin LaGrone – Trifluoroacetyl Derivatization of Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, MDMA and Other Controlled Substances with Similar Mass Spectra
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Trifluoroacetyl Derivatization of Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, MDMA and Other Controlled Substances with Similar Mass Spectra Biography: Erin Elizabeth LaGrone is from Katy, Texas, and she received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.  She will graduate this May with her master’s degree in forensic science from Marshall University with emphases in
Research Day 2011 – Brandy Maydon – Validation of the Applied Biosystems AmpFlSTR® Yfiler™ PCR Amplification Kit
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Validation of the Applied Biosystems AmpFlSTR® Yfiler™ PCR Amplification Kit Biography: Brandy Jean Maydon grew up in La Feria, Texas. After graduating from high school, she attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Forensic Science with an emphasis in Forensic Science in 2009. She is currently attending Marshall University,
Research Day 2011 – Dishari Mukherjee – Comparison of Collection Devices and Commonly used Human Identification Kits for Forensic DNA Profiling of Soil-Inhibited Saliva-Skin Samples
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Comparison of Collection Devices and Commonly used Human Identification Kits for Forensic DNA Profiling of Soil-Inhibited Saliva-Skin Samples Biography: Dishari Mukherjee hails from Calcutta, India. She graduated in 2008 from Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay, India with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. During her undergraduate years, she completed one and a
Research Day 2011 – Amber Rasmussen – Analysis and characterization of several varieties of synthetic cannabinoids
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Analysis and characterization of several varieties of synthetic cannabinoids Biography: Amber Rasmussen is from Appleton, Wisconsin.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Human Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish.  She is currently a graduate student in Marshall University’s Forensic Science Program
Research Day 2011 – Megan Rommel – Comparative Evaluation of Manual Extraction Methods for the Biology/DNA Detail of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Comparative Evaluation of Manual Extraction Methods for the Biology/DNA Detail of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory Biography: Megan Rommel is from Dallas, Texas.  She graduated from Duke University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, concentrating in Genetics, and minors in Chemistry and Psychology.  She is a second year
Research Day 2011 – Andrew Sawin – A Comparative Analysis of Quantifiler® Duo and Plexor®HY DNA Quantification Systems
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
A Comparative Analysis of Quantifiler® Duo and Plexor®HY DNA Quantification Systems Biography: Andrew Sawin received undergraduate training at Alma College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. He is currently a second year graduate student at Marshall University where he is majoring in forensic science. He is scheduled to complete his graduate coursework
Research Day 2011 – Amanda Wilson – Separation of Adhesive Tapes from Various Surfaces Using Three Different Techniques
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Separation of Adhesive Tapes from Various Surfaces Using Three Different Techniques Biography:  Amanda Wilson is from Indianapolis, Indiana.  She is a graduate of IUPUI where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  She is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Forensic Science with emphases in Chemistry and Crime Scene Investigation.  This summer,
Research Day 2011 – Cheryl Zakowski – Validation of GeneMapper® ID-X v 1.1.1 including a Time and Cost-based Comparison Study with GeneMapper® v 3.2.1
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Validation of GeneMapper® ID-X v 1.1.1 including a Time and Cost-based Comparison Study with GeneMapper® v 3.2.1 Biography: Cheryl Zakowski is from Worth, Illinois. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s College in Renssealer, Indiana with a degree in biochemistry. Cheryl is currently a forensic science master’s candidate at Marshall University where she is working on her
Research Day 2011 – Meggan Macomber – The Migration of Ignitable Liquids in Pour Patterns on Carpet
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
The Migration of Ignitable Liquids in Pour Patterns on Carpet Biography:  Meggan Macomber is from the small town of Caledonia, MN.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Cornell College in Iowa in 2009.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Forensic Science, with emphases in Forensic Chemistry and Digital Forensics.  Meggan completed
Research Day 2011 – Kevin Kramer – Comparison of Room Temperature Forensic DNA Extract Sample Preservation Methods
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Comparison of Room Temperature Forensic DNA Extract Sample Preservation Methods  Biography:  Kevin Kramer is from Delphos, OH.  He graduated from The University of Findlay in 2008 where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science with an emphasis in DNA and Serology and minors in Biology and Chemistry.  Kevin is currently a graduate student at
Research Day 2011 – Chris Kendrex – Observed Microscopic Changes of Bullets Fired from Barrels after Cleaning with Bore Brushes
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Observed Microscopic Changes of Bullets Fired from Barrels after Cleaning with Bore Brushes Biography: Chris Kendrex is from Hammonton, NJ, and graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science  in Chemistry degree and a concentration in Biochemistry in 2007. He is working towards a Master of Science in Forensic Science degree at Marshall University
Research Day 2011 – Jamie Johnson – Outsole Frequency Study of Suspect Shoe Impressions Compared to a Student Population
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Outsole Frequency Study of Suspect Shoe Impressions Compared to a Student Population Biography: Jamie Johnson is from Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a B.S. in forensic science and minors in chemistry and biology.  She is a second-year graduate student in the Marshall University Forensic Science Program, completing emphases in
Research Day 2011 – Mandy Heeren – Interpretation of Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Analysis: Effects of Competitive Adsorption
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Interpretation of Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Analysis: Effects of Competitive Adsorption  Biography: Mandy Heeren is from Ida Grove, Iowa.  She attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, where she graduated with her BS in Chemistry with a minor in Biology.  She is currently attending Marshall University working toward a Master of
Research Day 2011 – Anthony Eiler – Internal Validation of Yfiler for casework at the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department
April 28, 2011 · News, Research
Biography:  Anthony Eiler was born in East Ridge, TN. He completed his under graduate work at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a biology degree with a molecular concentration. Anthony is currently a master’s student at Marshall University in the Forensic science department and is working to complete four different emphasizes DNA
Forensic science students learn explosive techniques – Herald-Dispatch
October 18, 2010 · News
October 15, 2010 @ 11:50 PM The Herald-Dispatch – HUNTINGTON — A group of second-year students from the Marshall University Forensic Science Center added another mock crime scene to their resumes Friday afternoon…read more. Photo Gallery
AAFS 2011 – Call for Student Posters
October 12, 2010 · News
The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF), in association with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), is currently accepting abstracts for poster presentations on forensic research, case studies, or other relevant research, for the YFSF/AAFS annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois February 21-26, 2011. Poster submissions are due January 1st, 2011. For