Tuesday Workshop

Instrumental Chromatographic Separation Techniques for Forensic Analyses: Application to the Analysis of Emerging Drugs. Chair: Ira S. Lurie, PhD

 

Wednesday CRIMINALISTICS Poster Presentation

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. B33 Application of Gas Chromatography-Vacuum Ultraviolet (GC-VUV) Spectroscopy in the Analysis of Synthetic Cathinones

Angelica D. Szewczak, BS*; Cory A. Vaught, BSc; Jonathan P. Smuts, PhD; Walter F. Rowe, PhD; Ira S. Lurie, PhD

 

Thursday Platform Presentation

Questioned Documents 2

2:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. J11 Direct Sample Analysis/Mass Spectrometry (DSA/MS) vs. Separation MS Techniques for the Analysis of Writing Inks

Mehdi Moini, PhD*; Lucy Nguyen, MS

 

Thursday CRIMINALISTICS Poster Presentation

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. B67 The Applicability of Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) Spectroscopy as a Gas Chromatography (GC) Detection Technique for Synthetic Cannabinoids

Cory A. Vaught, BSc*; Angelica D. Szewczak, BS; Walter F. Rowe, PhD; Jonathan P. Smuts, PhD; Ira S. Lurie, PhD

 

Friday Platform Presentations:

 

Session I: Drug Chemistry: Part 2

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. B115 Improving Qualitative Synthetic Cathinone Identification by Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Using Cold Electron Ionization (Cold-EI)

Matthew P. Levitas, BS*; Emily Andrews, MFS; Ira S. Lurie, PhD; Ioan Marginean, PhD

 

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. B116 Using Coupled Columns With Ultra High-Performance Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (UHPSFC) for the Analysis of Synthetic Cathinones

Lauriane Tremeau-Cayel*; Ira S. Lurie, PhD

 

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. B118 Ultraviolet (UV) Spectra of Synthetic Cathinones: Resurrecting an Old Technique

Walter F. Rowe, PhD*; Stephanie R. Carnes, BS; Ioan Marginean, PhD; Ira S. Lurie, PhD

 

Trace Evidence and Chemical Problems:  Part 1

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. B122 Forensic Analysis of Trash Bags:  Part I — Microscopical Discrimination of       Trash Bags

Deanna-Kaye D. Daley*; Morgan M. Clothier, BS; Walter F. Rowe, PhD

 

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. B123 Forensic Analysis of Trash Bags:  Part II — Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR)        Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

Morgan M. Clothier, BS*; Deanna-Kaye D. Daley; Walter F. Rowe, PhD

 

Criminalistics Believe It or Not!

7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. B173 The Identification of Silk Forgeries

Mehdi Moini, PhD*; Christopher M. Rollman, MFS

 

Friday CRIMINALISTICS Poster Presentation

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. B132 Protein Profiling of Decedent Scalp Hairs to Investigate the Potential Mechanisms for the Formation of Postmortem Root Bands

Joseph Donfack, PhD*; Mehdi Moini, PhD; Traci L. Carlson, MS; Dawnie W. Steadman, PhD; Lee Meadows Jantz, PhD; Hilda S. Castillo, PhD; Nicholas R. Vercruysse, BA; Jack Hietpas, PhD; JoAnn Buscaglia, PhD; Brian Eckenrode, PhD

 

 

 

 

Forensic Biology

 

Katherine Hargett will be presenting a poster: The use of Proximity Ligation Assays Coupled with Real-Time PCR as a Detection Method for Proteins within Blood for Forensic Analysis.

 

Kelly Long1, Katrina Maddela1, Selena Cisana1, Lindsay Bennett PhD1, Moses Schanfield PhD1,  Kenneth Kidd PhD2, and Daniele Podini PhD1  Will be presenting: Microhaplotypes: A Possible Indicator of Biogeographic Ancestry in Forensic Samples, Also attached

 

 

Rebecca Walter: An Evaluation of the Discriminatory Power, Ancestry Prediction, and Practical Considerations of the ForenSeq™ DNA Signature Prep Kit Against Traditional Short Tandem Repeat-Capillary Electrophoresis (STR-CE) Methods    (Oral presentation)

 

Sara Riman will be giving an oral presentation titled: Proximity Ligation Real-Time PCR (PLiRT-PCR), a Protein-Based Confirmatory Method, for Processing Sexual Assault Kit Samples for Semen and Sperm Cells

 

 

Linsday Bennett will be giving an oral presentation titled:The Use of Microhaplotypes in the Analysis of and deconvolution of mixed DNA samples

 

 

 

AAFS 2017 Presentations by GWU Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology Students and Faculty