• 620 Citations
  • 14 h-Index

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Area of Expertise

Dr. Jennifer Cihlar'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

BS in Biochemistry, Texas A & M University

PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Research Output

  • 620 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 21 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 1 Chapter

The lot-to-lot variability in the mitochondrial genome of controls

Cihlar, J. C., Peters, D., Strobl, C., Parson, W. & Budowle, B., Jul 2020, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 47, 102298.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Evaluation of mitogenome sequence concordance, heteroplasmy detection, and haplogrouping in a worldwide lineage study using the Precision ID mtDNA Whole Genome Panel

    Strobl, C., Churchill Cihlar, J., Lagacé, R., Wootton, S., Roth, C., Huber, N., Schnaller, L., Zimmermann, B., Huber, G., Lay Hong, S., Moura-Neto, R., Silva, R., Alshamali, F., Souto, L., Anslinger, K., Egyed, B., Jankova-Ajanovska, R., Casas-Vargas, A., Usaquén, W., Silva, D. & 10 others, Barletta-Carrillo, C., Tineo, D. H., Vullo, C., Würzner, R., Xavier, C., Gusmão, L., Niederstätter, H., Bodner, M., Budowle, B. & Parson, W., Sep 2019, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 42, p. 244-251 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    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

  • 14 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

  • 14 Scopus citations