Below are some published articles from the Forensic Biology Lab. Graduate students in the Forensic Biology track perform a wide array of forensic science research, which regularly lead to publication in the forensic science peer-reviewed literature.

 

2016

 

Next-Generation Sequencing of the Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene for Forensic Soil Comparison: A Feasibility Study

EM Jesmok, JM Hopkins and DR Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

Mitochondrial DNA Profiling of Illegal Tortoiseshell Products Derived from Hawksbill Sea Turtles

DR Foran and RL Ray; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

 

2015

 

A Comparison of Mitochondrial DNA Amplification Strategies for Species Identification

DR Foran, AB Fischer and ME Stoloff; Journal of Forensic Investigation

 

2014

 

Collecting and Analyzing DNA Evidence from Fingernails: A Comparative Study

LM Hebda, AE Doran and DR Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences


Assessment and Mitigation of DNA Loss Utilizing Centrifugal Filtration Devices

AE Doran and DR Foran; Forensic Science International

 

Development of Two Highly Sensitive Forensic Sex Determination Assays Based on Human DYZ1 and Alu Repetitive DNA Elements
AM Fazi, BM Gobeski and DR Foran; Electrophoresis

 

2013

 

The Influence of Swabbing Solutions on DNA Recovery of Touch Samples

Sarah M. Thomasma and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

2012

 

Osteological and Molecular Identification of Brucellosis in Ancient Butrint, Albania

Michael J. Mutolo, Lindsey L. Jenny, Amanda R. Buszek, Todd W. Fenton, and David R. Foran; American Journal of Physical Anthropology

 

2011

 

Gene Expression During Blow Fly Development: Improving the Precision of Age Estimates in Forensic Entomology

Aaron M. Tarone and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

Population and Temperature Effects on Lucilia sericata (Diptera Callliphoridae) Body Size and Minimum Development Time

A. M. Tarone, C. J. Picard, C. Spiegelman and D. R. Foran; Journal of Medical Entomology

 

Simplified Field Preservation of Tissues for Subsequent DNA Analyses

Corinne L. Michaud and David R. Foran. Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

2010

 

The Conviction of Dr. Crippen: New Forensic Findings in a Century-Old Murder

David R. Foran, Beth E. Wills, Brianne M. Kiley, Carrie B. Jackson, and John H. Trestrail; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

Bacterial Profiling of Soil Using Genus-Specific Markers and Multidimensional Scaling

Erin J. Lenz and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences
 

2009

 

The Correlation Between Skeletal Weathering and DNA Quality and Quantity

Lisa M. Misner, Andrea C. Halvorson, Jennifer L. Dreier, Douglas H. Ubelaker and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences 54, 822–828

Polymerase Resistance to PCR Inhibitors in Bone
Kenneth D. Eilert and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences 54, 1001–1007

 

The Recovery and Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA from Exploded Pipe Bombs

David R. Foran, Michael E. Gehring, and Shawn E. Stallworth; Journal of Forensic Sciences 54, 90–94

 

2008

 

Spatial and Temporal Influences on Bacterial Profiling of Forensic Soil Samples

Melissa S. Meyers, David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

Generalized Additive Models and Lucia Sericata Growth: Assessing Confidence Intervals and Error Rates in Forensic Entomology

Aaron M. Tarone, David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

2007

 

Aging Blow Fly Eggs Using Gene Expression: A Feasibility Study

Aaron M. Tarone, Kimerley C. Jennings, and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of the Domestic Dog

Rebekah L. Gundry, et al.; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

2006

 

Components of Developmental Plasticity in a Michigan Population of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

Aaron  M. Tarone and David R. Foran; Journal of Medical Entomology

 

Relative Degradation of Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA

David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

The Utility of Whole Genome Amplification for Typing Compromised  Forensic Samples

Amy L. Barber and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

2005

 

A Simplified Method for mtDNA Extraction from Head Hair Shafts

Elizabeth A. Graffy and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

The Effects of Skeletal Preparation Techniques on DNA from Human and Non-Human Bone

Stephanie L. Rennick, Todd W. Fenton, and David R. Foran; Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

 

For additional publications, also see the casework page.

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