Forensic Biology

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Graduates of the Forensic Biology Program find employment opportunities locally and nationally, in state and federal agencies, and in the non-governmental sector.


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Name Jamie Belrose
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Internship “Mitochondrial DNA Extraction and Purification” [Dr. Kerri Dugan, Federal Bureau of Investigation]
   
 
   
Name Kelly Birmingham
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, Department of Forensic Biology
Internship Validation Study of the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer” and “Searching for Increased Discriminatory Power in Mitochondrial DNA Typing: Analysis of Variable Region 1 (VR1) and Variable Region 2 (VR2)” [Dr. Paul Goncharoff, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City Department of Forensic Biology]
   
 
   
Name Kelly Birmingham
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, Department of Forensic Biology
Internship Validation Study of the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer” and “Searching for Increased Discriminatory Power in Mitochondrial DNA Typing: Analysis of Variable Region 1 (VR1) and Variable Region 2 (VR2)” [Dr. Paul Goncharoff, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City Department of Forensic Biology]
   
 
   
Name Jessica Blair
Position DNA Analyst
Organization Vanderbilt University
Internship "Optimizing a Biothreat Multiplex RT-PCR Assay"[Dr. Christine Wagner, Wadsworth Laboratory]
   
 
   
Name Andrew Campbell
Position  
Organization University of Rochester
Internship "Production and characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies to Human Salvary Amylase for Possible Application in Forensic Investigation"[Dr. David Lawrence, Wadsworth Laboratory-NYSDOH]
   
 
   
Name Nicole Carter
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
Internship "Validation of the ABI Prism 3100 Avant Genetic Analyzer for the Incorporation of High-Throughput STR Analysis"[Dr. Allison Eastman, New York State Police Forensic Investigation]
   
 
   
Name Brian Cohen
Position Graduate Student
Organization Nanotechnology and Nanosciences Program, University at Albany
Internship "Development of a Microfluidic Nanochip to Process Sexual Assault Evidence for Application to Forensic DNA Profiling"[Dr. David Lawrence, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center].
   
 
   
Name Nikia Coomber
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC
Internship "Validation of a STR Multiplex Typing System for Genetic Individualization of Genetic Cat Samples"[Dr. Marilyn Menotti-Raymond, National Cancer Institute]
   
 
   
Name Heather Cunningham
Position Forensic Scientist / Research Scientist
Organization The Bode Technology Group, Springfield, VA
Internship "Development of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and LightCycler-PCR Based Assays to Detect the Presence of Cytomegalovirus DNA in Dried Bloodspots"[Dr. Michele Caggana, New York State Department of Health]
   
 
   
Name Bryne Creely
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Bode Technology Group
Internship "Internal Validation of DNA IQ System for Forensic Casework."[Mr.Chad Summerfield, Philidelphia Police Department DNA Identification Lab]
   
 
   
Name Allyson Day
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
Internship "The Microfluidics Desktop Instrument: A Pilot Study at New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center"[Dr. Barry Duceman, New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center]
   
 
   
Name Jennifer Freytag
Position Ph.D. Student
Organization Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Internship "Applications of Reverse Transcriptase PCR to the Analysis of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type-1 Transcript Levels in Response to Adherent Versus Nonadherent Conditions and Stimulation by Transforming Growth Factor."[Dr. Paul Higgins, Albany Medical College]
   
 
   
Name Tim Goble
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
Internship "Internal Validation of the Quantifiler Human DNA Quatification Kit for the Biological Sciences”"Dr. Barry Duceman, New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center]
   
 
   
Name Kathleen Gould
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory Services
Internship "Optimization of Invitrogen Charge Switch Magnetic Bead Based Technology for DNA Purification from Protein Product and Evaluation of Alternative Methods of DNA Extraction/Isolation/Purification"[Dr. Paul Vescio, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals]
   
 
   
Name Marie Guido
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences
Internship "A Cepheid Smart Cycler Validation Considering Possible Sources of qPCR Contamination"[Dr. Julie Sutton, Florida Forensic Laboratory]
   
 
   
Name Jaime Hoey
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Westchester County Forensic Laboratory
Internship "Validation of Applied Biosystems Amp STR Y Filer PCR Amplification Kit"[Dr. Brian Meeham. DNA Security, INC]
   
 
   
Name Tara Johnson
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization ReliaGene Technologies, Inc, New Orleans, LA
Internship "Optimization and Internal Validation of Applied Biosystems’ Quantifiler Human DNA Quantification Assay"[Dr. Anne Walsh, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center]
   
 
   
Name Amanda Keller
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Erie County Central Police Services
Internship "Internal Validation of AMPF STR Y Filer PCR Amplification Kit from Biosystems"[Dr. John Simich. Erie County Central Police Services]
   
 
   
Name Brian Kenny
Position State Police Officer
Organization New York State Police
Internship "Validation of Applied biosystems 3130 Gentic Analyzer and Genemapper ID 3.2 for Applications at Northeast Regional Forensic Institute (NERFI)"[Dr. Julie Sutton. Northeast Regional Forensic Institute]
   
 
   
Name Alison Kier
Position DNA Analyst
Organization DNA Testing Lab. Baltimore, Maryland
Internship "Internal Validation of ABI 7000 RT-PCR and Quantifiler Chemistry"[Mr. Robert Adamo. Westchester County Forensic Laboratory]
   
 
   
Name Sunjeev Konduru
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC
Internship "Optimization and Validation of a Method to Type the Y-STR’s of the U.S. Haplotype and an Additional Locus, DYS464"[Dr. Anne Walsh, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center]
   
 
   
Name Jeanette Kovari
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, New York
Internship "Using Over-Expression Systems for Evp28 to Reveal the Effects Virulent Poxvirus have on Expression of Pro-Apoptotic Cellular Proteins"[Dr. Todd Gray, Wadsworth Center, Mammalian Genomics, School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences]
   
 
   
Name Thomas J. Leach
Position Forensic Scientist New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
Organization Albany, New York
Internship "Validation of the ABI Prism 3100 Genetic Analyzer: Precision and Reproducibility Studies"[Dr. Allison Eastman, New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center]
   
 
   
Name Jennifer Lind
Position .
Internship "Internal Validation of an ABI 3130xl Genetic Analyzer"[Dr. Arthur Eisenberg. DNA Identity Laboratory at University of North Texas]
   
 
   
Name Michelle Malley
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
Internship "Evaluation of DNA IQ System for the Extraction of DNA from Tissue Samples"[Dr. Timothy McMahon. Department of Defense DNA Registry]
   
 
   
Name Morgan Manning
Position .
Internship "Validation Study of DNA Extraction Methods"[Dr. Philip Kinsey. Montana Department of Justice Forensic Division State Crime Labs]
   
 
   
Name Michael Marciano
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences
Internship "Internal Validation of the ABI Avant 3100 Genetic Analyzer"[Dr. Kathleen Corrado. Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences]
   
 
   
Name Amber McManus
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore County, Towson, MD
Internship "Optimization and Validation of Procedures Used in the Development of Mock Sexual Assault Proficiency Tests"[Dr. Anne Walsh, New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center]
   
 
   
Name Amy Miller
Position PH.D. Program in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Organization University of Nebraska
Internship "Validation of the Promega Power Plex Y System"[Dr. Anne Walsh. Wadsworth Center NYSDOH]
   
 
   
Name Keoni Omura
Position .
Internship "Validation of MagNa Pure LC Robotic DNA Extraction System"[Dr. Christine Egan. Wadsworth Center NYSDOH]
   
 
   
Name Maria Orsino
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Erie County Central Police Services
Internship "Internal Validation of the Applied Biosystems Quantifiler™ Real-Time PCR Kits for the Quantification of Human DNA Samples on the ABI 7000 Real-Time Sequence Detection System"[Dr. John Simich. Erie County Central Police Services]
   
 
   
Name Alanna Ramprashad
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Westchester Count Forensics Lab
Internship "quot;The Role of IL-6 Deficiency on Dopaminergic Indices of Developing mice in Striatum"[Dr. Richard Seegal. Wadsworth Center NYSDOH]
   
 
   
Name Dawn Romano
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory Services
Internship "Reduced Volume Comparison and Internal Validation of Applied Biosystems’ Quantifiler Y Human Male DNA Quantification Kit"[Dr. Anne Walsh. Wadsworth Center NYSDOH]
   
 
   
Name Amy Russell
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center
Internship "Validation of the Applied Biosystems 7500 Sequence Detection System for use in Forensic Casework"[Dr. Barry Duceman, New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center]
   
 
   
Name Lauren Voisey
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory
Internship "Evaluation of Various Sequencing Clean-up Procedures"[Dr. Mike Ryan. Albany Medical College]
   
 
   
Name Samantha Walters
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Westchester County Forensic Laboratory
Internship "Internal Validation of Applied Biosystems AmpF/STR Y-filer"[Mr. David San Pietro. Westchester County Forensic Laboratory]
   
 
   
Name Diana Weisholz
Position Forensic Scientist
Organization Westchester County Forensic Laboratory
Internship "A Validation Study on DNA Extraction Procedures for Human Fingernails"[Lisa Biega. Wadsworth Center NYSDOH]
   
 
   
Name Ryan Wilson
Position DNA Analyst
Organization Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York
Internship "Evidence that Recently Characterized Protein HILS1 may not be Testis-Specific and May Exist as more than One Splice Form"[Dr. Carol-Beth Stewart, University at Albany]
   
 
   
Name Katherine Wolfram
Position Lecturer
Organization Northeast Regional Forensic Institute.
Internship "Site-Directed Mutagenesis of the Sodium Channel Gene"[Dr. Sho-Ya Wang. University at Albany]
   
 
   
Name Amy Woron
Position Research Scientist
Organization Bio-Defense Laboratory, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York
Internship "Rapid Detection of Yersinia Pestis with Multi-Target Real Time PCR"[Dr. Kimberlee Musser, Bio-Defense Laboratory, New York State Department of Health]
   
 
   

 

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Nicole Zevotek
Position Forensic Scientists
Organization New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, New York
Internship "Alu PCR Quantification Assay"[Dr. Allison Eastman, New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center]