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Forensic Science Research







Kanthaswamy DNA Lab

POPULATION GENETIC DATA

To ensure correct forensic calculations, one must have sufficient genetic information for a given population. We generate genetic data and use it to identify forensically-relevant aspects of the population being studied. 


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ANIMAL FORENSIC SCIENCE

Due to the heavy level of integration of animals in our professional and private lives, it's necessary to develop forensic tools that incorporate their biological materials. Animal forensic science can be a powerful approach in solving criminal and civil investigations. 

For more information, go to the Animal Forensic Genetics website.


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DNA RECOVERY

We are interested in developing better protocols for acquiring DNA from an item or area of interest. Increasing the yield of DNA and capturing full genetic profiles is vital in forensic cases. 

















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IDENTIFICATION

Combining in part the above two approaches, we can potentially identify an individual and/or infer their ethnicity or match to known family members.