Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $217,701)
This program furthers the U.S. Department of Justice's mission by offering an opportunity for States and units of local government with existing crime laboratories that conduct DNA analysis to improve DNA laboratory infrastructure and analysis capacity so that DNA samples can be processed efficiently and cost effectively, as well as to analyze backlogged forensic DNA casework. These improvements are critical to preventing future DNA backlogs and to helping the criminal justice system use the full potential of DNA technology.
- Development of computational methods for genetic identification and kinship analysis of forensic samples
- NSF co-funded project - Sex Estimation in Forensic Anthropology: Taking a Legally-lnformed Approach to Method Development
- Non-contact detection of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids: Towards a generalized approach to the detection of dangerous drug clases