Orange Alert

DNA: The Building Blocks of Achievement

Posted on: Oct. 1, 2019

Dr. Michael Marciano, a research assistant professor in A&S’ FNSSI, has recently been appointed to the national Forensic Science Organization of Scientific Area Committees, a forensic science regulatory and standardization board administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He will join a group of 20 other nationally recognized experts on the Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting Subcommittee to help standardize forensic DNA analyses. In addition, he and Professor Jonathan Adelman, also of FNSSI, have developed an innovative new tool, PACE, which can estimate the number of contributors in a DNA sample in a matter of seconds. Supported by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), PACE was recognized as one of NIJ’s success stories.