Forensic Science Seminar Series
Welcome to the Forensic Science Seminar Series (Fall 2023)
Forensic Science Seminar Series (Fall 2023)
September 20th @1:00 pm - Tiernan Lecture Hall 1: Forensic Toxicology George F Jackson, PhD graduated from Medical College of Virginia, School of Medicine, Pathology Department with emphasis in Toxicology in 1994. This was followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Fredric Rieders at National Medical Services. He held numerous positions within the organization to include Forensic Toxicologist, Director of Environmental/Occupational Testing, Strategic Business Unit Technical Director for Product Integrity, and Director of Expert Services. He later worked as Director of Toxicology for Atlantic Diagnostics Laboratory. In 2014, he was hired as a Forensic Toxicologist for the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System in Dover, DE. From 2019 to present, he serves as Executive Director of Laboratories, Chief Forensic Toxicologist for the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner in New Jersey. He is certified by the ABFT as a Fellow and National Registry of Certified Chemists – Toxicological Chemist. He is a member of AAFS, NAME, IAFT, SFT and AACC.
September 27th @1:00 pm - Maple Hall Studio: Digital Forensics John Lucich started cybercrime investigations in 1988 for the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice and taught cybercrime courses and digital forensics at their academy for more than a decade before founding eForensix. As CEO, Lucich is a nationally recognized expert in cybercrime and law enforcement. He is frequently consulted as a domain expert on stories featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and other programs. He has appeared as an expert witness in dozens of court proceedings and has the unique ability to make complex cyber investigations understandable to average folks. His company eForensix conducts forensic investigations in criminal matters, corporate espionage, civil disputes, family law and divorce matters, and other legal disputes.
October 4th @1:00 pm - Tiernan Lecture Hall 1: Forensics and Innovative Technologies Ravi Kalyanaraman, PhD is an Associate Director at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in the Global Analytical Technology group with Global Manufacturing and Supply. He received his PhD from the University of Idaho in 1996 and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Puerto Rico. He has been with Bristol-Myers Squibb since 2002. His recent work with Bristol-Myers Squibb has been focused on developing new and novel techniques to detect pharmaceutical counterfeits, raw material identification using vibrational spectroscopic techniques, such as Raman, mid-, and near-infrared. He also leads the analytical team that is involved in the analysis of products received from complaints and from corporate security groups.
October 25th @1:00 pm - Tiernan Lecture Hall 1: Forensic Anthropology Joe Adserias-Garriga, PhD is a forensic anthropologist and forensic odontologist from Spain, where she directed and lectured in different postgraduate programs in forensic science at the University of Barcelona and at the University of Girona. She assisted the Institute of Legal Medicine of Catalonia in forensic anthropology and forensic odontology casework. Dr. Adserias-Garriga has a Diplomate in Valoration of Bucodental Damage and has wide experience in Malpractice and Bucodental Damage cases in civil litigation in Spain. She was an external advisor to Mossos d'Esquadra, who honored her with a Police Decoration for her contribution in forensic casework in forensic anthropology and odontology. In 2016 she received the Ellis Kerley Foundation International Award in forensic anthropology.
October 30 @1:00 pm - Maple Hall Studio: Forensic Ethics Anjali Ranadive, MFS, JD is the President of SciLawForensics, Ltd, a forensic science and legal consulting firm in Phoenix, AZ. Ms. Ranadive is an Advisory Commissioner on the AAFS FEPAC, a former public member of the FSAB, a former member of the AAFS Board of Directors, and has served on the AAFS program committee in various capacities including being the 2009-2010 Criminalistics Section Chair and the 2009 and 2010 program Plenary Session Co-Chair. She co-edited “Ethics in Forensic Science '' published in April 2012. She is now a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University teaching “Testimony and Ethics in Forensic Science” and was recently appointed to the AFSAC. She conducts training of attorneys, judges, forensic scientists and other experts in various aspects of forensic science and law and consults on criminal cases involving complex scientific evidence. Ms. Ranadive previously worked as a contractor to the (NIJ) Investigative and Forensic Sciences Division where she served as a subject matter expert on Attorney General Reno’s National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence and was the coordinator for NIJ’s five annual Conferences on DNA and Science and the Law.
November 8th @1:00 pm - Maple Hall Studio: Forensic Entomology Jason Byrd, PhD is a board-certified Forensic Entomologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Entomology. Dr. Byrd is the educational program administrator for UF’s Veterinary Forensic Sciences, Wildlife Forensic Sciences, Shelter Medicine, and Forensic Medicine educational programs. He has served as President of the ABFE, the NAFEA, and the IVFSA. He is a Fellow of the AAFS. Dr. Byrd has been consulting on forensic casework for over 25 years in the area of postmortem interval estimation and point of origin determination. Dr. Byrd serves as a Medicolegal Death Investigator within the National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team, Region IV, and serves as Commander for the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System. He is a subject editor for the Journal of Medical Entomology and Insects and has published numerous scientific articles and book contributions on the use and application of entomological evidence in legal investigations.
November 29 @1:00 pm - Maple Hall Studio: Document Examination John Paul Osborn is a forensic document examiner and expert witness in the areas of handwriting, hand printing and signature identification, document alteration, identification of machine printed documents including photocopies, non-destructive paper, ink and indentation analysis and other problems involving physical evidence on documents. John is the fourth generation of a family practicing in this field. His great grandfather authored numerous highly regarded texts including "Questioned Documents." John is currently President of the ASQDE and leads its Executive Committee. In 1990, John was granted certification by the ABFDE, an internationally recognized and accredited certification board. John also was a working member of the SWG for Document Examination in the late 1990s. Currently John is serving on the Questioned Documents subcommittee of the Physics/Pattern Scientific Area Committee overseen by the NIST, which is continuing the work of the SWG in terms of the development and publication of standards and guidelines in the forensic sciences.
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