Forensic Science Speaker Series

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Our speaker series brings internationally known experts in forensic science to campus every semester. 

Past Lectures:

The FBI Fingerprint Program 

Thursday, December 8, 2016, MacQuarrie Hall 523 4:30PM

Presenter: James Loudermilk, Senior Level Technologist for the FBI Science and Technology Branch.

"Touch No Evil: The Truth about Contact DNA"  

May 21, 2014, Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory, First Floor Training Room 3:30-4:30PM.

Presenter: Jocelyn Weart, Supervising Criminalist. 

BPA ain’t DNA, no how; no way!

Thursday, April 11, 2014, CASA Student Success Center 5:30-6:30PM

Presenter: Bruce Wiley, law enforcemnt and CSI expert. 

"Mathematics of Forensic DNA Investigations"

Thursdays March 6 & 13 and April 10 & 17, UC Berkeley Boalt Hall, Room 10. Bancroft at College Ave. Berkeley, CA 94720. 3:00 - 4:30PM

Presenter:Dr. Charles Brenner, Forensic Mathematics-DNA View

The Real CSI

Tuesday, April 10th: MacQuarrie Hall 520, 5:30 - 6:30

Presenter:Sgt. Bruce Wiley- Office of the District Attorney, Criminal Investigator at County of Santa Clara.

Career Science 101: How To Get a Job.

Wednesday, March 19th, FS 169 Senior Seminar Course in Room SH 413, 5:00 - 5:45pm, 

Presenter: Alex Calder, a Bio-Pharma Specialist- Proteomics Technologies, at Bio-Rad Laboratories

Missing Persons Investigation

Wednesday, May 2 , 2012, CASA Student Success Center, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Presenter: John Tonkyn Ph.D

Forensic Genetic Evidence as Part of Investigations and Decisions by the International Criminal Tribunals 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, SPX 11,3:00pm-5:00pm

Presenter: Cristián Orrego Benaventa, PhD.  Director of Forensic Projects at the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley

Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Clark Hall 218, 4:30pm-7:15pm

Presenter: Gloria Nusse, Forensic Artist – Facial Reconstruction

Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Thursday, October 27, 2011, MQH 324, 10:30am-11:45pm 

Presenter: Mark Bennett, Criminalist at Oakland Police Department

Getting It Wrong: How to Misinterpret DNA Numbers

Thursday, March 10, 2011, Santa Clara County Crime Lab, 1:30pm-2:30pm 

 Presenter: Charles Carmody, PhD Professor of Biology