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Erica Butts

Ms. Erica Butts received her Bachelor of Science at Valparaiso University in Biology in 2006 and then received her Master of Forensic Science at George Washington University in Forensic Molecular Biology in 2008. Upon graduation from GWU, she worked for Fairfax Identity Laboratory in Richmond, VA specializing in immigration and legal paternity cases as well as CODIS data-banking.   Erica has been working as part of the Biometrics and Human Identity Group since August 2009, mainly focusing on the following projects:

1.    Extraction Efficiency of DNA from Buccal Swabs and Blood

2.    Direct PCR Amplification testing and analysis

3.    Optimization of qPCR Assays

4.    Prototype testing of DNA Biometric devices

Erica Butts


Forensic Scientist
Biochemical Science Division
Applied Genetics


B.S.Valparaiso University in Biology 2006
M.F.S. George Washington University in Forensic Molecular Biology 2008


Phone: 1-301-975-5107
Fax: 1-301-975-8505