M.S. Chemistry student, Madison Mulcahy awarded the Dean’s Graduate Travel Grant to present her work on precision forensic DNA analysis at the Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics in Sept 2022. Her presentation titled “Grouped and ungrouped single-cell electropherograms enable precision DNA interpretation: Relevancy and legitimacy of single-cell forensics” will show the benefits of single-cell resolution for forensic DNA mixtures.
Nidhi Sheth (Ph.D. Computational and Integrative Biology) will present her findings on “A forensically relevant unsupervised learning approach that accurately clusters single-cell electropherograms” at this year’s Conference of the International Society for Forensic Genetics.
LFTDI researchers demonstrate that consistency in context is crucial to the current DNA interpretation process and offer solutions to the DNA mixture problem. See the full story on Rutgers-Camden News Now.
LFTDI and collaborator Dr. Ken Duffy (National University of Ireland-Maynooth, Hamilton Institute) demonstrate advances in DNA mixture interpretation using forensically relevant single-cell techniques at the 2021 National Institute of Justice Forensic Research Symposium.
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 pipeline aimed at solving the forensic DNA mixture problem.
Dr. Grgicak joins the Editorial Board of Electrophoresis, a scientific journal dedicated to topics that include new or improved analytical and preparative methods, sample preparation, development of theory, and innovative applications of electrophoretic and liquid phase separations methods in the study of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates natural products, pharmaceuticals, food analysis, environmental species and other compounds of importance to the life sciences.