Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $600,623)
The Forensic Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program provides formula funding to State and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis. The funds are to be used to analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework samples from sexual assaults, homicides, and kidnappings, whether in government-owned laboratories or through accredited fee-for-service vendors.
- Expanding and validating microbiome database for estimating the postmortem interval
- Forensic Fire Death Investigation: Investigating the Effects of Body Mass and Decomposition Sequence on Fire Burn Speed and Patterns and the Development of Performance Standards
- Comparative Evaluation of Massively Parallel Sequencing STR kits with the Emphasis on Mixture Deconvolution Utilizing Probabilistic Genotyping.