Dr. Oldoni Appointed Director of Arcadia University’s MS in Forensic Science Program

By Dan DiPrinzio | April 25, 2023
Dr. Oldoni, left, teaching students in the lab.

Arcadia University is proud to announce that Dr. Fabio Oldoni was appointed Director, Master of Science in Forensic Science program. Dr. Oldoni assumed this role on March 28. 

Dr. Oldoni joined Arcadia University as an Assistant Professor of Forensic Science in August 2020. He earned an undergraduate degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Pavia, Italy, and a master’s degree in Forensic Science from King’s College London, UK. He earned a Ph.D. in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and conducted research on development of novel DIP-STR markers for mixture deconvolution and touch DNA. During his Ph.D. he also worked as a Forensic DNA Analyst at the Department of Legal Medicine, University of Lausanne and further received a CAS in Statistics and Evaluation of Forensic Evidence from University of Lausanne. Dr Oldoni was awarded a postdoctoral Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and completed his post-doctoral research training in next generation sequencing of microhaplotypes for forensic purposes at The George Washington University. 

The Master of Science in Forensic Science program at Arcadia University focuses on the application of science to the purposes of law. Its programs prepare students to collect, identify, analyze, classify, and testify about physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Arcadia’s program is one of a select few institutions in the country accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Dr Oldoni has taught graduate courses in Forensic Biology and Advanced Forensic Biology, Crime Scene Patterns and Biostatistics, Research Methods, Professional Seminars and Faculty Sponsored Research. He has developed national and international research collaborations, which allow his students to be exposed to state-of-the-art research in the field of Forensic Molecular Biology and Genetics. Dr Oldoni’s research interests include development of biomarker assays for human identification purposes, next generation sequencing, mixture detection and deconvolution, biogeographic ancestry prediction, touch DNA and kinship testing.

Dr Oldoni has served as peer-reviewer of several Forensic Science journals since 2018. He is a member of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) since 2015, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and Council of Forensic Science Educators, and also serves as the contact person for International Scientific Relations of the Italian speaking working group from ISFG.