February 26, 2013
Ashley Hall, a UNL Forensic Science faculty member, was just awarded a $2,700 Lucas Grant from the Forensic Sciences Foundation.
These grants are open to members and affiliates of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and are intended to help scientists with in-depth problem oriented research.
Dr. Hall’s project: “In Situ Targeted Genome Amplification – a Method for the Analysis of LCN and/or Mixed Samples”, involves forensic DNA analysis of single cells. Her research aims to establish an improved protocol that would remedy low copy number (LCN) DNA and multiple donor sample issues.