Integrating Ancient and Forensic DNA Techniques for the Study of Charred Bones and Teeth

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Please join us for the Anthropology Brown Bag Guest lecture with Professor Matthew V. Emery from Binghamton University, NY.

Genetic assessment of highly incinerated and/or degraded human skeletal material is a persistent challenge in forensic DNA analysis. To overcome this challenging issue, our team employed a suite of novel ancient DNA methodologies to extract, amplify, and sequence DNA from the bones of fire-related victims. Our genomic results support the idea of adopting ancient DNA techniques to improve DNA quantity when traditional forensic methods fail to produce molecular yields sufficient for genetic identification.

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 1:00PM

Where: PAS 2030 

Bring your lunch and join us - we hope to see you there!