• 524 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
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Area of Expertise

Dr. Jennifer Churchill's research interests lie in the development and application of human identification, population genetics analyses, and development of molecular biology technologies. Jennifer’s current research projects focus on defining the molecular biology of library preparation and the chemistry of massively parallel sequencing technologies. The genetic markers of her primary interest are those of forensic relevance such as the mitochondrial genome, microsatellites, and single nucleotide polymorphisms. Jennifer is also directing the transfer of massively parallel sequencing into the operational laboratories of UNTHSC Center for Human Identification’s Missing Persons Unit and Forensic Unit.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University Of Texas At Houston

BS in Biochemistry, Texas A & M University

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 2011 2018

  • 524 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 1 Chapter
9 Citations (Scopus)

Increasing the discrimination power of ancestry- and identity-informative SNP loci within the ForenSeq™ DNA Signature Prep Kit

King, J. L., Cihlar, J. C., Novroski, N. M. M., Zeng, X., Warshauer, D. H., Seah, L. H. & Budowle, B., 1 Sep 2018, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 36, p. 60-76 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Forensic Genetics
Southwestern United States
11 Citations (Scopus)

Massively parallel sequencing-enabled mixture analysis of mitochondrial DNA samples

Cihlar, J. C., Stoljarova, M., King, J. L. & Budowle, B., 1 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Legal Medicine. 132, 5, p. 1263-1272 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
Mitochondrial DNA
Mitochondrial Genome
2 Citations (Scopus)

Erratum: More Comprehensive Forensic Genetic Marker Analyses for Accurate Human Remains Identification Using Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing[BMC Genomics. 2016;17 Suppl 9:750.] DOI:10.1186/s12864-016-3087-2

Ambers, A. D., Churchill, J. D., King, J. L., Stoljarova, M., Gill-King, H., Assidi, M., Abu-Elmagd, M., Buhmeida, A., Al-Qahtani, M. & Budowle, B., 20 Apr 2017, In : BMC Genomics. 18, 1, 312.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Forensic Genetics
High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
Forensic Anthropology
DNA Sequence Analysis
23 Citations (Scopus)

Flanking region variation of ForenSeq™ DNA Signature Prep Kit STR and SNP loci in Yavapai Native Americans

Wendt, F. R., King, J. L., Novroski, N. M. M., Churchill, J. D., Ng, J., Oldt, R. F., McCulloh, K. L., Weise, J. A., Smith, D. G., Kanthaswamy, S. & Budowle, B., 1 May 2017, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 28, p. 146-154 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

North American Indians
Microsatellite Repeats
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism