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Dr. John M. Butler

Scientific Awards
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIST 1995-97
British Medical Association Medical Book Competition, Highly Commended, 2001
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2002
U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2002
Scientific Prize of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, 2003
Finalist for the Service to America Medals 'Call to Service' Award, 2004
Honored Alumnus for BYU's College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, October 2005
NIST Fellow, March 2008
The Arthur S. Flemming Award (Applied Science, Engineering and Mathematics 2007), June 2008
2008 Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award.
For research and measurement services in the area of human identity testing to support the criminal justice, legal, and disaster recovery communities.

Journal Editorship
Associate Editor of Forensic Science International: Genetics
Guest Editor of Journal of Forensic Sciences
Editorial Board member of Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology
Memberships and Committees
American Society of Human Genetics
International Society of Forensic Genetics
FBI's Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM)
National Institute of Justice World Trade Center Kinship and Data Analysis Panel (WTC KADAP) lessons learned publication
Department of Defense Quality Assurance Oversight Committee for DNA Analysis
NIJ Expert System TestBed (NEST) Project Team Advisor

John Butler


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B.S. Chemistry, Brigham Young University, 1992
Ph.D. Chemistry (Analytical), University of Virginia, 1995
Post Doc Biotechnology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1995-97


Phone: 1-301-975-4049