This Unit identifies new methodologies and technologies to streamline DNA analysis processes within the Forensic Biology Units. The Unit also provides scientific support for casework operations in the following areas:
  • Quality Control
  • Research & Development
    • Validation
    • Automation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Training

Quality Control - conducts quality control for the DNA Unit to comply with our quality assurance program per ASCLD/LAB standards.

Validation - validates equipment and scientific procedures to comply with Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) guidelines, and assists with technical and scientific problems.

Automation - researches and develops automated robotic systems to enable high-volume throughput.

Training - coordinates and provides technical training and assistance to all chemists in the Forensic Biology Section.

Location: Maynard