Featured: Tiffany Layne
"Let your Faith be bigger than your fear." -Anonymous
Career Goals My ideal career would be to become a Research Scientist, working on projects aimed at developing better technologies for the forensic science community. However, I am also considering becoming a Lab Manager or Professor, to teach young forensic scientists.
Values Faith, Family, Friendship.
Hometown Hopewell, Virginia.
Reason for choosing UVA I chose UVA partly because I've always loved Charlottesville and the university was close to my family, whom I visit regularly. I felt safe and at home when I first visited the grounds and the lab. The research also fit my interests and allows me to pursue my career goals in the forensic field.
Charlie Clark travelled to the West Palm Beach Sheriff's Office (PBSO) forensic laboratory for external evaluation of the SONIC system, an analytical instrument capable of separating sperm cells from epithelial cell lysate using acoustic force. The instrument was also sent to the Mesa Police Department for testing.
May 13, 2016
Congratulations to Hillary Sloane, PhD for defending her graduate thesis titled "Nucleic Acid Analysis via Hybridization-Induced Microbead Aggregation: Opportunities for Genetic Testing."
Brandon Thompson's article "Hematocrit analysis through the use of an inexpensive centrifugal polyester-toner device with finger-to-chip blood loading capability" is selected as the featured article for Analytica Chimica Acta.