Students and Faculty Present at Forensic Science Conference

By Caitlin Burns | April 28, 2021

By Aaron Uscinowicz ’22

Nine students in Arcadia’s Masters of Forensic Sciences program presented at the 2021 American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting from Feb. 15 to 19. Presentation topics varied between criminalistics, toxicology, and general forensic science. 

Presenting students include: 
Josephine Buckley ’21M
Presentation: The Generation of a Universal Protocol Data Set to Validate Probabilistic Genotyping Software for Uniformity Between Laboratories

Kylie Candela ’21M
Presentation: Bladder Wash: A (Not-So) Alternative Specimen for Postmortem Forensic Toxicology

Gabrielle DiEmma ’21M
Presentation: A Microscopic and Elemental Analysis of Anthropological and Modern Buried Hair Compared to Soil Composition: A Case Study of a Male Child and Adult Female From the Arch Street Project in Pennsylvania

Jeovanna Badson ’21M
Presentation: Qualtrics Survey of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) Methodologies in Blood and Urine

Emily Fenton ’22M
Presentation: The Stability of Drug Analyses in Positive Umbilical Cord Tissue After Long-Term Frozen Storage

Mairin Higgins
Presentation: Trends in Drug-Facilitated Crime and Sexual Assault in San Francisco, California

Luette Muir ’21M
Presentation: A Veterinary Forensics Review of Pesticide Toxicity in Canines

Oluwwakemi Sowemimo ’21M 
Presentation: The Generation and Comparison of Various Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Stutter Positions and Longest Uninterrupted Stretch (LUS) Stutter Settings for a Probabilistic Genotyping Software Following Various Electrophoretic Protocols

Aracelis Velez ’21M
Presentation: A Metabolic Profile Determination of 2F-Viminol, A Novel Synthetic Opioid (NSO) Identified in Forensic Investigations

In addition to student presenters, Dr. Fabio Oldoni, assistant professor of Forensic Science, presented on the microhaplotypes for kinship analysis, while Dr. Karen Scott, associate professor and chair of Forensic Science, moderated a poster session.

Two students, Sowemimo and Velez, were awarded the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Student Affiliate Scholarships to attend the meeting. 

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a professional organization providing leadership to advance science and its use within the legal system. The goals of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.