American Academy of Forensic Sciences
2020 Annual Conference
Students from the Forensic Science and Law program attended the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in Anaheim, CA. Also attending were faculty members Dr. Pamela Marshall and Dr. Lyndsie Ferrara. More than 800 scientific papers, breakfast seminars, workshops, and other special events were presented at the February 2020 event.
The AAFS consists of 11 sections representing a wide range of forensic specialties, and the annual scientific meeting gathers these professionals who present the most current information, research, and updates in this expanding field.
Students and faculty from the Forensic Science and Law program made the following presentations at the conference:
Analysis of Cannabinoids in Vitreous Fluid. Haley Berkland, Dr. Erin B. Divito, Dr. Christopher B. Divito, Dr. Frederick W. Fochtman, and Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel
Methamphetamine Confirmation Analysis After Controlled Vicks® VapoInhalerTM Injection Into Oral Fluid. Julia N. Canello, Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel, and Dr. Frederick W. Fochtman
Using Online Learning and Gamification to Enhance Reasoning Skills. Sarah R. Coffman and Dr. Lyndsie N. Ferrara
The Effects of the Evidence Preservation System (EPS) on the Storage of DNA Samples. Devin J. Doyle, Dr. Pamela L. Marshall, and Dr. Lisa R. Ludvico
Using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) to Identify At-Risk Species in the Field. Brooke Driscoll, Nickolas P. Walker, and Dr. Jan E. Janecka
DNA Contamination From Handled Sharpie® Markers Used to Outline Bodily Fluids in a Forensic Laboratory. Danielle Guckin, Dr. Lisa R. Ludvico, Dr. Pamela L. Marshall, Sara E. Bitner, and Betsy Wisbon
A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Storage Conditions on DNA Recovery From Condoms. Claire J. Loretta, Dr. Lisa R. Ludvico, Dr. Pamela L. Marshall, and Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel
A Case of Suicide by Hemlock Intoxication. Erica Maney, Stephanie Diu, Dr. Pamela L. Marshall, PhD, and Dr. Jennifer L. Hammers
Testing Kinship Via Mitochondrial DNA on Colony vs. Non-Colony Cats. Ashley Ruddy and Dr. Lisa R. Ludvico
The Effects of Storage Conditions and Time on Extracted Ignitable Liquids Using Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Sierra Strnisa and Dr. Stephanie J. Wetzel