Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $1,371,490)
Coverdell funds are to be used to improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services and/or to eliminate backlogs in the analysis of forensic evidence, including controlled substances, firearms examination, forensic pathology, latent prints, questioned documents, toxicology, and trace evidence.
- Global mtDNA Databasing Project
- Evaluation of the Occurrence and Associative Value of NonIdentifiable Fingermarks on Unfired Ammunition in Handguns for Evidence Supporting Proof of Criminal Possession, Use and Intent
- Detection and identification of hair dyes directly at a crime scene by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)