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Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

CONTACT:
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105
sage@cedarcrest.edu
610-740-3770

Lawrence A. Quarino, Ph.D.
Director/Professor, Forensic Science
laquarin@cedarcrest.edu
610-437-4471 ext. 3567

Student Research Presentations

Jessica McFarland, An Investigation into the Discriminating Potential of Different Techniques for the Analysis of Cosmetic Foundations, Seventy-First Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore, 2019.

Loren Williams, Adding an Objective Approach to Questioned Document Examination Using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Mahalanobis Distance, Seventy-First Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore, 2019.

Delilah DeWilde, A Confirmatory Method for the Analysis of 30 Fentanyl Analogs Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), Seventy-First Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore, 2019.

Matthew Quinn, The Identification of Phencyclidine (PCP) and Designer PCP Analogs Using Microcrystalline Tests Followed by Raman Microspectroscopy, Seventy-First Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore, 2019.

Jessica McFarland, Discrimination of Cosmetic Foundations Using Several Spectroscopic Techniques, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Princeton, NJ, 2018

Alexis Baxter, The Prevalence of Male DNA under a Female’s Fingernails, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Princeton, NJ, 2018

Delilah DeWilde, Confirmatory Method Optimization for the Analysis of Thirty Fentanyl Analogues via Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Princeton, NJ, 2018

Emily Prisaznik, Analysis of Fentanyl by Gas Chromatography/Solid State Infrared Spectroscopy, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Haley Ann Melbourn, Developing a Method to Quantitate Carboxyhemoglobin Using Raman Microspectrophotometry, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Alexis Baxter, The Prevalence of Male DNA under a Female’s Fingernails, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Jessica McFarland, Examining the Use of Spectroscopic Techniques for Discriminating Cosmetic Foundations, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Melissa Rogers, Comparison of Periodic Acid-Schiff Staining with Lugol’s Iodine for the Detection of Vaginal Fluid in Dried Material, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Delilah DeWilde, Optimization of a Gas Chromatographic-Mass Spectrometric Method for the Analysis of Thirty Fentanyl Analogues, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Emily Parchuke, Correlation of Ethanol Concentrations in Human Blood and Oral Fluid Samples, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Sarah Lighthart, The Detection of Male DNA Using Y-STRs in Post-Coital Samples of Vasectomized Males, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Matt Quinn, The Identification of PCP and designer PCP Analogues Using Microcrystalline Tests Followed by Raman Microspectroscopy, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Loren Williams, Adding an Objective Approach to Questioned Document Examination Using Principal Component Analysis, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Sarah Lighthart, Detection of Prostate Specific Antigen and Salivary Amylase in Vaginal Swabs Using Seretc Immunochromatographic Assays, Forty-Forth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Bolton Landing, NY 2018

Sarah Lighthart, Detection of Prostate Specific Antigen and Salivary Amylase in Vaginal Swabs Using Seretc Immunochromatographic Assays, International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, 2018

Nicholas Laraia, Fast, Sample Prep Free Detection of Inorganic Gunshot Residue in Nasal Mucosa via Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Hunt Valley, MD 2018

Amy Evans, Determining the Difference Between Blunt and Sharp Force Traumas in Human Hair, 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, 2018

Emily Parchuke, An Analysis of Ethanol in Blood and Oral Fluid Samples from Dosed Individuals by Headspace Gas Chromatography, 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, 2018

Angelica Wilz, Using SPME-GC/MS to Detect Volatile Compounds from the Storage of Dead Mice, Eastern Analytical Sympsoium, 2017

Emily Parchuke, Ethanol Determination in Human Blood and Oral Fluid Samples by Headspace GC, Eastern Analytical Symposium, 2017

Zachary Lutz, An Investigation into the Intermediate Produced in the Synthesis of 3,4-Dichlormethcathione, Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Pocono Manor, PA, 2017

Charles Kim, Bloodstain Patterns in Snow, Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Pocono Manor, PA, 2017

Nicholas Laraia, Detection of Gunshot Residue in Nasal Mucosa via Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Pocono Manor, PA, 2017

Chandler Grant, The Investigation into the Analysis of Narcotic Analgesics in Postmortem Blood Using Biocompatible Solid-Phase Microextraction, Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Pocono Manor, PA, 2017

Emily Parchuke, Ethanol Determination in Human Blood and Oral Fluid Samples by Headspace Gas Chromatography, Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Pocono Manor, PA, 2017

Amy Evans, Determining the Difference Between Blunt and Sharp Force Traumas in Human Head Hair, Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Pocono Manor, PA, 2017

Chandler Grant, Investigation into the Analysis of Narcotic Analgesics from Postmortem Blood Using Biocompatible Solid-Phase Microextraction, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hershey PA 2017

Emily Williamson, Analysis of Stimulants and Their Metabolites from Dried Blood Spots via LC-MS/MS, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hershey PA 2017

Jozlyn Gibbs, Using HILIC-MS/MS for the Simultaneous Determination of GHB and Its Glucuronide, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hershey PA 2017

Emily Williamson, Analysis of Stimulants and Their Metabolites from Dried Blood Spots by LC-MS/MS, Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Pittsburg PA 2017

Angelica Wilz, Using SPME-GC/MS to Detect Volatile Compounds from the Storage of Dead Mice, Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Pittsburg PA 2017

Clare Fried, Recent Investigation into Preservation and Storage Conditions of Ignitable Liquid Residues in Fire Debris Samples, Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Pittsburg PA 2017

Clare Fried, An Investigation Into The Preservation and Storage Conditions for Extracts of Ignitable Liquid Residues, Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, 2017.

Jozlyn Gibbs, The Simultaneous Determination of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) and GHB-Glucuronide (GHB-Gluc) in Urine Using Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HILIC-MS/MS), Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, 2017.

Chandler Grant, An Analysis of Illicit Substances from Postmortem Samples Using Biocompatible Solid-Phase Microextraction (BioSPME), Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, 2017

Kevin Karakkat, Alternate Reagents for Enhancing Soil-Based Footwear Impressions, Young Forensic Scientists Forum, New Orleans, 2017

Julia Maier, Using Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) to Reduce Interference in Gas/Chromatography (GC/MS) Analysis of Fire Debris Samples, Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, 2017.

Allison Murray, ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy as a Possible Screening Method for DNA Extraction from Burned Skeletal Remains, Young Forensic Scientists Forum, New Orleans, 2017.

Emily Williamson, An Analysis of Stimulants and Metabolites from Dried Blood Spots (DBS) Using Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, 2017.

Angelica Wilz, Using Solid-Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (SPME-GC/MS) to Detect Volatile Compounds Remaining From the Storage of Dead Mice, Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, 2017.

Konrad Wojtas, Temporal Effects in the Interpretation of Two-Component Touch DNA Mixtures at Low Copy Number Concentrations, Young Forensic Scientists Forum, New Orleans, 2017.

James Anasti, Parameter Effects in Hydrophilic-Interaction Liquid Chromatographic Method to Simultaneously Quantify Polar Metabolites and Closely Associated Parent Opiates in Urine, Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, 2014.

Sean Block, Characterization of Solder by Trace Metals Using AAS, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014, and Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL 2015.

Heidi Campbell, STR Genotyping of Human DNA in Soil Beneath a Decomposing Body as a Way of Estimating Time of Body Deposition, Forty-first Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hyannis, MA, October 2015.

Susan Cheng, The Identification of Biological Fluids Based on DNA Methylation, 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2016.

Lauren Cohen, Comparison of Reducing Agents in Differential DNA Extraction, Sixty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, 2014.

Caitlyn Deppen, High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis for DNA Methylation as a Novel Method for Human Semen Identification, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014, and Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015.

Ashia Eckroth, The Effect of PCR Inhibitors on DNA Mixture Interpretation, Forty-first Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hyannis, MA, October 2015 and Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Richmond, VA, May 2016.

Clare Fried, The Screening of Arson Accelerants by APCI-MS/MS and Flow Injection, Forty-first Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hyannis, MA, October 2015, Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2016, and Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, Richmond, VA, May 2016.

Kaitlin Hafer, An Analysis of Elemental Content in Various Brands of Cigarette Ash by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015.

Kaitlyn Hess, Investigation into the Use of BioSPME for the Analysis of Illicit Substances in Urine, Forty-first Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hyannis, MA, October 2015, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, November 2015, and Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2016.

Andrea Jones, Investigation into the Analysis of Benzodiazepines in Dried Blood Spots using LC-MS/MS, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014, Forty-first Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hyannis, MA, October 2015, and Sixty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, NV, February 2016.

Kevin Karakkat, Cobalt Chloride as an Enhancement Reagent for Footwear Prints Made in Ice-Melt Products, Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hyannis, MA, October 2015.

Karen Lau, Determination of the Stoichiometry in the Modified Ferric Hydroxamate Test for Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015.

Jennifer Leach, Identification of Methcathinone in Urine by GC/MS Using a One-Step Simultaneous Dispersive Liquid-Liquid Extraction/Cyclohexanone Derivation, Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hershey, PA, November 2014, and Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015.

Heather Moody, The Effect of Walking on the Evidentiary Value of Soil Taken from Footwear, Sixty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL, February 2015, and Forty-first Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, Hyannis, MA, October 2015.