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The Eberly College of Science
Forensic Science Instrumentation and Techniques
  • Automated DNA extraction
  • Real-time PCR
  • STR analysis using capillary electrophoresis
  • Traditional Sanger and massive parallel sequencing (MPS)
  • DNA mixture interpretation software and statistical analysis
  • Gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GM-MS)
  • Solid-phase microextraction (SPME)
  • Benchtop and micro-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Polarized light microscopy (PLM)
  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
  • Automated gunshot residue (GSR) analysis
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
  • Hair/fiber and bullet/cartridge case comparison microscopy


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