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American Academy of Forensic Sciences

2010 Annual Conference

Students from the Forensic Science and Law program attended the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in Seattle. Dr. Lisa Ludvico, who guided their research, also attended.

More than 800 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events were presented at the February 2010 event.

The AAFS consists of 11 sections representing a wide range of forensic specialties, and the annual scientific meeting gathers these professionals who present the most current information, research, and updates in this expanding field.

AAFS 2010 student group



Student Presentations

Students from the Forensic Science and Law program made the following presentations at the conference:

A Pilot Study on Nuclear DNA Recovery from Charred White-Tailed Deer Bone Tissue
Jordan N. Espenshade and Dr. Lisa Ludvico

Assessing Touch DNA Collection Methodologies for Obtaining a Genetic Profile
Marie Frigolette and Christina DeWoehrel

Collection of DNA from Spent Shotgun Shells Using dcDOP-PCR
Alexis Smith and Julia R. Patterson

Collection of DNA from Spent Shotgun Shells
Alexis Smith and Julia R. Patterson

Evaluation of Individualization of Shoe Wear Patterns
Stephanie M. Horner, Cara M. Fisher, Alexis Smith, Julia R. Patterson, and Ronald Freeman

Visualizing Fingerprints from Fired Casing for DNA Extraction
Cara M. Fisher, Stephanie Horner, Dr. Lisa Ludvico, and Sara E. Nedley

Studying the Effects of Plastic Storage Systems on DNA Degradation of Blood Evidence
Alyssa Wilson and Emily Adams

Photo Gallery

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