Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

Success Story: Establishing a “Microbial Clock” to Improve Time of Death Prediction

Success Story: Establishing a “Microbial Clock” to Improve Time of Death Prediction

NIJ and Multi-Institute Academic Team

Report Date

April 2018

Impact

"This research clearly demonstrated that there is potential to develop microbiome tools for estimating time of death. Developing connections with the right interdisciplinary collaborators was instrumental to the success of this project.” - Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University