Shane Tobe

Assistant Professor, Forensic Science

Boyer 334 (267) 620-4756

About Me

I currently teach on the FEPAC accredited Masters of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) program. 

FS598 Forensic Biology Research: M.Sc. Level.

FS531 Human Molecular Biology: M.Sc. Level.

FS531L Human Molecular Biology Lab: M.Sc. Level.

FS540 Statistical Analysis and Biostatistics: M.Sc. Level.

FS532 Forensic Microscopy: M.Sc. Level.

FS532L Forensic Microscopy Lab: M.Sc. Level.

FS530 Forensic Serology: M.Sc. Level.

Home Country
Canada

Languages
English, French

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Education History

University of Strathclyde 2008

Ph.D., Major in Forensic Biology

University of Strathclyde 2004

Master of Science, Major in Forensic Science and Biology

Laurentian University 2003

Bachelor of Science with Honours, Major in Biology/Forensic Science

Publications

Author 2007

Evaluation of Six Presumptive Tests for Blood, Their Specificity, Sensitivity, and Effect on High Molecular‐Weight DNA

Article, Blackwell Publishing Inc

Co-Authored with Nigel Watson, Niamh Nic Daeid

Author 2010

Reconstructing mammalian phylogenies: a detailed comparison of the cytochrome b and cytochrome oxidase subunit I mitochondrial genes

Article, Public Library of Science

Co-Authored with Andrew C Kitchener, Adrian MT Linacre

Co-Author 2010

Generation of DNA profiles from fabrics without DNA extraction

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre, Vera Pekarek, Yuvaneswari Chandramoulee Swaran

Author 2008

A multiplex assay to identify 18 European mammal species from mixtures using the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene

Article, WILEY‐VCH Verlag

Co-Authored with Adrian MT Linacre

Co-Author 2011

An overview to the investigative approach to species testing in wildlife forensic science

Article, Investigative Genetics

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Author 2008

A technique for the quantification of human and non-human mammalian mitochondrial DNA copy number in forensic and other mixtures

Article, Forensic Science International: Genetics

Co-Authored with Adrian MT Linacre

Author 2010

DNA typing in wildlife crime: recent developments in species identification

Article, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Author 2009

Cytochrome b or cytochrome c oxidase subunit I for mammalian species identification—An answer to the debate

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Andrew Kitchener, Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2012

The development and validation of a single SNaPshot multiplex for tiger species and subspecies identification—Implications for forensic purposes

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Thitika Kitpipit, Andrew C Kitchener, Peter Gill, Adrian Linacre

Author 2007

Species identification of human and deer from mixed biological material

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Author 2009

Identifying endangered species from degraded mixtures at low levels

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Author 2007

Successful DNA typing of a drug positive urine sample from a race horse

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Sarah J Reid, Adrian MT Linacre

Author 2013

Wildlife DNA analysis: applications in forensic science

Contribution to book, John Wiley & Sons

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2012

Erratum to: The complete mitochondrial genome analysis of the tiger (Panthera tigris)

Article, Springer Netherlands

Co-Authored with Thitika Kitpipit, Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2015

Properties of nucleic acid staining dyes used in gel electrophoresis

Article, Electrophoresis

Co-Authored with Alicia M Haines, Hilton J Kobus, Adrian Linacre

Author 2013

Identification multiplex assay of 19 terrestrial mammal species present in New Zealand

Article, Electrophoresis

Co-Authored with Ana Ramón‐Laca, Adrian MT Linacre, Dianne M Gleeson

Author 2009

Tiger species identification based on molecular approach

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Thitika Kitpipit, Adrian Linacre

Author 2009

Species identification using DNA loci

Contribution to book, CRC Press

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2008

On the trial of tigers–tracking tiger in Traditional East Asian Medicine

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2015

Piles of scats for piles of DNA: deriving DNA of lizards from their faeces

Article, CSIRO PUBLISHING

Co-Authored with SK Pearson, DA Fusco, CM Bull, MG Gardner

Author 2011

A new assay for identifying endangered species in Traditional East Asian Medicine

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Author 2015

An assessment of the subjectivity of sperm scoring

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Lynn Dennany, Marielle Vennemann

Co-Author 2015

Molecular identification of python species: Development and validation of a novel assay for forensic investigations

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Sherryn A Ciavaglia, Stephen C Donnellan, Julianne M Henry, Adrian MT Linacre

Author 2011

Recovery of human DNA profiles from poached deer remains: A feasibility study

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with James Govan, Lindsey A Welch

Author 2008

A method to identify a large number of mammalian species in the UK from trace samples and mixtures without the use of sequencing

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2015

Effect of nucleic acid binding dyes on DNA extraction, amplification, and STR typing

Article, Electrophoresis

Co-Authored with Alicia M Haines Hilton J Kobus, Adrian Linacre

Author 2009

Determining the geographic origin of animal samples

Contribution to book, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL

Co-Author 2015

Successful direct STR amplification of hair follicles after nuclear staining

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Alicia M Haines, Hilton Kobus, Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2013

Detection of DNA within fingermarks

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Alicia M Haines, Hilton Kobus, Adrian Linacre

Author 2011

Molecular analysis of botanical evidence by DNA thermal dissociation temperature

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with R Thatcher, K Gracie, N Watson

Co-Author

Where does this tiger come from?—A robust molecular technique for simultaneous identification of endangered species and subspecies

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Thitika Kitpipit, Andrew C Kitchener, Peter Gill, Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2016

Microscale distributions of freshwater planktonic viruses and prokaryotes are patchy and taxonomically distinct

Article, Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Co-Authored with Lisa M Dann, Renee J Smith, James S Paterson, Rod L Oliver, James G Mitchell

Co-Author 2016

Stygofauna enhance prokaryotic transport in groundwater ecosystems

Article, Nature Publishing Group

Co-Authored with Renee J Smith, James S Paterson, Elise Launer, Eliesa Morello, Remko Leijs, Shashikanth Marri, James G Mitchell

Co-Author 2015

Finding DNA: Using fluorescent in situ detection

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Alicia M Haines, Hilton Kobus, Adrian Linacre

Co-Author 2015

A novel forensic DNA profiling technique for protected species

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with S Ciavaglia, S Donnellan, J Henry, A Linacre

Co-Author 2015

Duration of in situ fluorescent signals within hairs follicles

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Alicia M Haines, Hilton Kobus, Adrian Linacre

Author

Recovery of human DNA profiles from poached deer remains part 2: Improved recovery protocol without the need for LCN analysis

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Stuart Bailey, James Govan, Lindsey A Welch

Author 2011

Tackling poaching: Recovery of human DNA profiles from deer remains

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with James Govan, Lindsey A Welch

Author 2011

Assigning confidence to sequence comparisons for species identification: A detailed comparison of the cytochrome b and cytochrome oxidase subunit I mitochondrial genes

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Andrew C Kitchener, Adrian Linacre

Author 2008

Quantification of trace amounts of human and non-human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) using SYBR Green and real time PCR

Article, Elsevier

Co-Authored with Adrian Linacre

Author 2008

A test to identify mammalian species present in forensic trace samples and mixtures using the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene.

Article, University of Strathclyde