Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $88,552)
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.
- Improvements to Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Forensic Analysis Using a Short Pulse (100 Femtosecond) Ultraviolet Laser
- Persistence of Touch DNA for Forensic Analysis
- Front-end differentiation of contributor cell populations and estimation of DNA content in trace biological samples using novel cellular signatures