Welcome to the Laboratory for Forensic Technology Development & Integration
Innovating methods to simplify the interpretation of low-level signal obtained from complex environments
We are developing methods for rapid and automated identification of individuals using Massive Parallel Sequencing (MPS), Probabilistic Genotyping, Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) and Single-Cell analysis. By applying sound bio-analytical and statistical principles, we optimize signal acquired within the single-molecule regime and engineer computational systems that appropriately interpret these signals.
Forensic Technology Center of Excellence publishes the NIJ success story on LFTDI’s NOCIt platform – a method to infer the number of contributors to a forensic sample found at a crime scene.
LFTDI student and CIB PhD Candidate, Nidhi Sheth, was awarded an NIJ Graduate Fellowship for her work on “Selectively analyzing and interpreting DNA from multiple donors with a full Single-Cell strategy“. Nidhi is part of a multi-institutional, inter-disciplinary team of computer scientists, applied mathematicians, data scientists and chemists interested in developing a forensically relevant single-cell …