Student Research Presentations

 

Heidi Campbell, STR Genotyping of Human DNA in Soil Beneath a Decomposing Body as a Way of Estimating Time of Body Decomposition, Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, April 2015.

Andrea Jones, Analysis of Benzodiazepines in Dried Blood Spots using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, April 2015. (poster)

Jennifer Leach, Identification of Methcathinone in Urine by GC/MS using a One-Step Simultaneous Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Extraction/Cyclohexanone Derivatization, Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, April 2015. (poster)

Heather Moody, The Effect of Walking on the Evidentiary Value of Soil, Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, April 2015.

Emily Myers, Determination of Preservatives Concentrations in Cosmetic Foundation Using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), Fifth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, April 2015.

Sean Block, Characterization of Solder by Trace Metals Using AAS, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015. (poster)

Caitlyn Deppen, High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis for DNA Methylation as a Novel Method for Human Semen Identification, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015.

Jennifer Leach, Identification of Methcathinone in Urine by GC/MS Using a One-Step Simultaneous Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Extraction/Cyclohexanone Derivation, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015.

Heather Moody, The Effect of Walking on the Evidentiary Value of Soil Taken from Footwear, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015. (poster)

Emily Myers, Differentiation of Cosmetic Foundations Using LC-MS/MS, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015. (poster)

Sean Block, AAS Trace Elemental Analysis of Solder, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014.

Caitlyn Deppen, A Novel Method for Human Semen Identification: Using High Resolution Melt Analysis to Ascertain DNA MethylationStatus,Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014.

Andrea Jones, Application of the Use of Dried Blood Spots in Forensic Toxicology, Fortieth Annual meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014.

Jennifer Leach, Confirmation of Pnenethylamines in Urine by GC/MS Using a One-Step Simultaneous Liquid-Liquid Dispersive Extraction/Cyclohexanone Derivatization, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014. (poster)

Heather Moody, The Effect of Walking on the Evidentiary Value of Soil Taken from Footwear, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014.

Emily Myers, The Determination of Preservatives in Cosmetic Products by Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014.

Danielle Weinstein, The Use of the Microbial-Vac in the Collection of Touch DNA from Handled Fabrics, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014. (poster)

Lauren Cohen, Comparison of Reducing Agents in Differential DNA Extraction, Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, Duquesne University, April 2014.

Caitlyn Deppen, Determining the Stability of DNA Methylation in Deposited Human Body Fluid Stains Over Time Using High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis, Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014.

Kaitlin Hafer, An Analysis of Metal Content in Various Brands of Cigarette Ash by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014. (poster)

Karen Lau, Determination of the Stoichiometry in the Modified Ferric Hydroxamate Test for Gamma-butyrolactone, Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014.

Morgan Mills, Differentiation of Human Hair by Color and Diameter Using Digital Imaging and Discriminant Analysis, Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014.

Heather Moody, The Effect of Walking on the Evidentiary Value of Soil Taken from Footwear, Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014. (poster)

Danielle Weinstein, The Use of the Microbial-Vac in the Collection of Low-Template DNA from Handled Surfaces, Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Student Research Exchange, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014.

James Anasti, Parameter Effects in Hydrophilic-Interaction Liquid Chromatographic Method to Simultaneously Quantify Polar Metabolites and Closely Associated Parent Opiates in Urine, Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, 2014. 

Lauren Cohen, Comparison of Reducing Agents in Differential DNA Extraction, Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Cromwell, CT 2013 and Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, 2014.

Kaitlin Hafer, An Analysis of Heavy Metal Content in Various Brands of Cigarette Ash by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Cromwell, CT 2013.

Karen Lau, Investigation of the Stoichiometry in the Modified Ferric Hydroxamate Test for Gamma-Butyrolactone, Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Cromwell, CT 2013.

Coleen Spease, Age Determination of Bloodstains Using Enantiomeric Ratios of Amino Acids, Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Cromwell, CT 2013.

Kristina McNerney ’13, “An Investigation of the Binding of Benzodiazepines to Human Serum Albumin and the Effect on Quantitation in Blood Samples,” 38th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2012.

Mackenzie Lee ’13, “Assessing the Fidelity of a Semi-automated Shoeprint Classification Algorithm,” NIJ/FBI Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium, Clearwater Beach, FL, August 2012.

Jennifer Bonetti ’12, “Forensic Soil Analysis of New Jersey State Parks Using a Combination of Simple Techniques and Multivariate Statistics,” 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, 2012.

Julia Garofalo ’12, “The GC/MS of Salvinorin A in Blood Plasma as Well as an Evaluation of Satndard Color Tests for the Presence of Salvinorin A”, 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, 2012.

Kristin Johnson ’12, “Spectral Analysis of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Varying Beverage Matrices,” 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, 2012.

Manal Khalil ’12, “Assessing the Degree of Similarity Between Accidental Patterns on Shoeprints Associated With Wearers That Participate in Shared and Independent Activities,” 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, 2012.

Kristina McNerney ’13, “A Spectroscopic Investigation of the Binding of Benzodiazepines to Human Serum Albumin, Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, 2012.

Gina Parada ’13, “Detection and Simultaneous Quantitation of Beta-Naphyrone and 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry,” 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, 2012.

Jaclyn Vincent ’12, “A Novel LC/MS/MS Method for the Detection and Quantitation of GHB, Sixty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, 2012.

Amanda Dombroski ’12, “Stability Study of Cathinone Derivatives Using LC/MS/MS,” 37th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Newport, RI, 2011.

Melinda Lower ’13, “Development of an LC/MS/MS Method for the Analysis of Fatty Acids,” 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, 2011.

Michelle Schmidt ’11,“ Investigation of Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) as an Analytical Procedure for the Detection of Cocaine on Hair,” 2011 Society of Forensic Toxicologist annual meeting, San Francisco.

Jennifer Smith ’11, “The Application of UV/VIS and Fluorescence Derivative Spectra in the Forensic Analysis of Illicit Drugs,” 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, 2011.

Gina Dougherty ’11,“ The Effect of Accelerant and Passive Headspace Analysis on DNA From Simulated Arson Evidence”, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, 2011.

Kimberly Moran ’11, “mRNA Decay in Biological Fluids in Order to Establish an Estimation of How Long a Stain Was Deposited at a Crime Scene,” 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, 2011.

Michelle Shortell ’12, “Investigation and Separation of Interferences From Fire Debris Analysis by Solid Phase Extraction,” 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, 2011.