UNL's Forensic Science Program Has a New Director

UNL Forensic Science - Michael Adamowicz

This fall, UNL's Forensic Science Program welcomes Dr. Michael Adamowicz as the new Director.

Dr. Adamowicz received a B.S. in biology from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He spent two years performing post-doctoral studies at Purdue University before moving to Connecticut.  He joined the Connecticut State Forensic Laboratory in 1996 as a forensic DNA analyst.  In 2003 he became a supervisor in the DNA unit and managed both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA casework groups. 

Adamowicz left the Connecticut Forensic Laboratory in 2009, when he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven.  As an Associate Professor he taught courses ranging from Introduction to Forensic Science to Advanced Forensic DNA Methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He was also the Forensic Science Program Coordinator at the undergraduate and graduate levels, responsible for student advising and curricular development. 

Dr. Adamowicz has an active research program and has focused on developing new methods for developing DNA profiles from challenged evidence items and understanding how to better process mixed DNA samples.

Welcome Dr. Adamowicz!