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Katherine Gettings

Staff Scientist; NIJ Graduate Research Fellow
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Katherine Gettings (2012 Fellow, Katherine Butler at time of award) is currently a staff scientist with the Applied Genetics Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she evaluates DNA analysis methods using next-generation sequencing. Katherine's GRF award provided a stipend and paid for the equipment and printing services necessary to complete the data analysis portion of her doctoral work and finish writing her dissertation. The research completed under the NIJ GRF involved selecting and interpreting data generated from ancestry and phenotype SNP [single-nucleotide polymorphism] markers. Because SNP loci are not commonly used in forensic casework in the U.S., my dissertation research was the first opportunity I'd had to work with this marker type. I now use this background on a regular basis in evaluating SNP assays and interpretation models designed for next-generation sequencing, says Katherine.

Learn more about Katherine's GRF award.

Date Created: July 17, 2019