• 1717 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
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Area of Expertise

Dr. August Woerner's research interests are generally in the areas of computation and population genetics, with a focus in forensics, bioinformatics and machine learning. August’s current research projects run the gamut from streamlining bioinformatics pipelines—making them faster and more user friendly—to machine learning and statistical approaches to processing and calling MPS data, to inference problems in population genetics and genomics.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Genetics, University of Arizona

MS in Computer Science, University of Arizona

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Genome Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Hominidae Medicine & Life Sciences
Haplotypes Medicine & Life Sciences
Alleles Medicine & Life Sciences
Forensic Anthropology Medicine & Life Sciences
Microsatellite Repeats Medicine & Life Sciences
Microbiota Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2001 2020

  • 1717 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
  • 38 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 2 Letter
1 Citation (Scopus)

Copan microFLOQ® Direct Swab collection of bloodstains, saliva, and semen on cotton cloth

Sherier, A. J., Kieser, R. E., Novroski, N. M. M., Wendt, F. R., King, J. L., Woerner, A. E., Ambers, A., Garofano, P. & Budowle, B., 1 Jan 2020, In : International journal of legal medicine. 134, 1, p. 45-54 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coloring Agents
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Blood Stains

A novel phylogenetic approach for de novo discovery of putative nuclear mitochondrial (pNumt) haplotypes

Smart, U., Budowle, B., Ambers, A., Soares Moura-Neto, R., Silva, R. & Woerner, A. E., 1 Nov 2019, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 43, 102146.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mitochondrial Genome
Forensic Genetics

Artificial fingerprints for cross-comparison of forensic DNA and protein recovery methods

LeSassier, D. S., Schulte, K. Q., Manley, T. E., Smith, A. R., Powals, M. L., Albright, N. C., Ludolph, B. C., Weber, K. L., Woerner, A. E., Gardner, M. W. & Curtis Hewitt, F., 1 Jan 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, e0223170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
skin (animal)
3 Citations (Scopus)

Compound stutter in D2S1338 and D12S391

Woerner, A. E., King, J. L. & Budowle, B., 1 Mar 2019, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 39, p. 50-56 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Linear Models
High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
1 Citation (Scopus)
Microsatellite Repeats
Forensic Genetics
Population Genetics