Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1999, $407,048)
Project summary for 1999-DN-VX-0005
The purpose of this project is to improve the newly established forensic DNA laboratory at the Insitute of Forensic Sciences to enable compliance with recent legislation requiring blood sample collection from convicted sex offenders and other felons for DNA analysis and entry into the CODIS database.Funds will be used for training in DNA Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis methods, intrumentation,and operation of the CODIS database, as well as necessary equipment and supplies and consultant laboratory services for assistance in the development and evaluation of data banking procedures.
- Interagency Agreement to Support Graduate Research Internships in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Contexts (NSF-NIJ INTERN)
- Mitogenome Sequencing of 10,000 Population Samples Using a Highly Accurate, Single-Molecule Approach
- Assessing the reliability of modern µXRF technology for expanded impact on the forensic examination and interpretation of trace evidence