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International Symposium on Human Identification 2012 Meeting- Meet our Forensics Bloggers

Illumina Social
| Oct 12, 2012

Dr. Steven Lee, Professor of Justice Studies & Director of Forensic Science, San Jose State

dr steven lee works with MiSeqI hold a B.S. from SUNY Binghamton in Biology, an M.S. from NYU and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in Molecular Biology. I'm also currently a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and serves frequently as a consultant or trainer in forensic DNA. Formerly, I was the Director of R&D at CA Dept of Justice DNA Laboratory from 1994-2000, where I served as an expert witness in DNA, spearheaded the implementation of robotics for sample processing, DNA extraction and STR amplification, and conducted DNA training courses.

I am a Fellow in the Criminalistics section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, full member of the California Association of Criminalists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Science Teachers Association, and am qualified as an American Society of Crime Laboratory Director’s Laboratory Accreditation Board inspector. I've taught courses in molecular biology at SFSU (1996-1998), Forensic genetics at UC Davis (1997), forensic DNA Typing of STRs at FIU (2003), Criminalistics, Forensic Science, DNA and Crime, Genetics Law and Society and Forensic Molecular Biology at SJSU. See more about research in my lab on my homepage.

Carey Davis, M.S., University of North Texas Health Science Center

carey davisI am currently a graduate student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.  While I am certain I have earned the P, I still am working diligently to receive the h and D.  Before moving to Texas to live the cowgirl way, I worked in a cancer research lab studying breast and ovarian cancer at the University of Virginia.  I then realized forensic genetics would be a fun challenge, and received my master’s degree working on low copy number DNA projects at Virginia Commonwealth University.  My current projects all utilize next generation sequencing where I focus on molecular autopsy, forensic STR and SNP markers, and staring in awe at how much I can sequence in one run when compared to Sanger sequencing. You can read more about what's going on in our lab here.