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Forensic Genetics

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Biomolecular Measurement Division

RO# Location
50.64.51.B8182 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Vallone, Peter M. peter.vallone@nist.gov 301.975.4872

Description

The use of DNA for human identification purposes has been applied in the field of forensic science for over 20 years. NIST develops standards and genetic tests to support the forensic science community. Areas of interest include typing of short tandem repeat (STR) markers by capillary electrophoresis and next generation sequencing, mitochondrial genome sequencing , deconvolution of DNA mixtures using software and lab-based methods, rapid PCR methods, integrated rapid DNA testing, digital PCR methods, analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers for assessing identity, bio-geographical ancestry, and trait prediction. Projects focus on the development and application of new and emerging technologies to solve forensic problems, and facilitating technology transitions within the forensic community.

 

Keywords:
Sequencing; Capillary electrophoresis; DNA; Forensics; Genotyping; Multiplex PCR; Real-time PCR; Short tandem repeat; Single nucleotide polymorphism; Digital PCR; Next generation sequencing; DNA mixtures; Bioinformatics;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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