• 538 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

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001

BS in Biochemistry, Texas A & M University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

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Research Output

  • 538 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 1 Chapter

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations

    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

  • 11 Scopus citations

    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

  • 2 Scopus citations

    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

  • 23 Scopus citations