Forensic Technology Center of Excellence


Emerging Research in Medicolegal Death Investigations

Emerging Research in Medicolegal Death Investigations

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This webinar originally occurred on March 14, 2019
Duration: 1.5 hours

Forensic science research and development plays a key role in the advancement of the practice of forensic science, as noted by the 2009 National Academies of Science report “Strengthening Forensic Sciences in the United States: A Path Forward.”

In this installment of the Emerging Research series, two researchers will present their current research in the medicolegal death investigation (MDI) discipline. Dr. Beatrix Dudzik from Lincoln Memorial University will present on her work about postmortem interval estimation from bone marrow lipids. Dr. Gulnaz Javan will discuss her research that involves linking internal organ microbiomes and metabolome compositions to cause of death in MDI investigations.

Detailed Learning Objectives:
1.) Overview of three NIJ-supported emerging research projects in the MDI discipline and their progress
2.) Potential impact of these emerging forensic biology research projects to the forensic community
3.) Discussion of next steps and transition of this research into the forensic community

Dr. Beatrix Dudzik
| Assistant professor of Anatomy at Lincoln Memorial University
Dr. Gulnaz Javan | Associate Professor and Coordinator of Forensic Biology Program in Alabama State University

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