• 15569 Citations
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1981 …2020

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Area of Expertise

Forensic genetics traditionally has been dedicated to analysis of human DNA markers for identity purposes to support criminal and civil investigations. However, with the demands of stakeholders and advances in technologies and bioinformatics, there is a substantial expansion of the applications of forensic genetics (or, better yet, forensic genomics). In addition to identification of humans associated with crime, or missing persons due to mass disasters or other crimes, other areas of application include molecular autopsy and microbial forensics.
Our research group has an advanced forensic genomics program using cutting edge genomics and technologies to effectively bolster current forensic and biosecurity capabilities. Some areas of interest are: computational genomics and bioinformatics; mixture interpretation; development of genetic diagnostics and detection capabilities; identification of novel genetic markers for human identification; population genetics studies; human microbiome studies for identification purposes; molecular autopsy (i.e. pharmacogenetics); and molecular mechanisms for DNA repair. These research efforts support the government in achieving its missions of law enforcement, combatting terrorism, providing biosafety, and preserving national biosecurity, all for a healthier and safer society.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Genetics, Virginia Tech

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Research Output

A genome-wide association study of tramadol metabolism from post-mortem samples

Wendt, F. R., Rahikainen, A. L., King, J. L., Sajantila, A. & Budowle, B., 1 Feb 2020, In : Pharmacogenomics Journal. 20, 1, p. 94-103 10 p.

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  • An algorithm for random match probability calculation from peptide sequences

    Woerner, A. E., Hewitt, F. C., Gardner, M. W., Freitas, M. A., Schulte, K. Q., LeSassier, D. S., Baniasad, M., Reed, A. J., Powals, M. E., Smith, A. R., Albright, N. C., Ludolph, B. C., Zhang, L., Allen, L. W., Weber, K. & Budowle, B., Jul 2020, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 47, 102295.

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  • Are low LRs reliable?

    Buckleton, J. S., Pugh, S. N., Bright, J. A., Taylor, D. A., Curran, J. M., Kruijver, M., Gill, P., Budowle, B. & Cheng, K., Nov 2020, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 49, 102350.

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    A standalone humanitarian DNA identification database system to increase identification of human remains of foreign nationals

    Budowle, B., Bus, M. M., Josserand, M. A. & Peters, D. L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International journal of legal medicine.

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  • 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. D., Garofano, P. & Budowle, B., 1 Jan 2020, In : International journal of legal medicine. 134, 1, p. 45-54 10 p.

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