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Erica Romsos (Fed)

Ms. Erica Romsos received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Valparaiso University in 2006 and received her Master of Forensic Science in Forensic Molecular Biology from George Washington University 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 Applied Genetics Group since August 2009, focusing on the following projects:

1. Extraction Efficiency of DNA from Buccal Swabs and Blood

2. Rapid DNA System testing and interlaboratory studies

3. Digital PCR for characterization of the Human DNA Quantitation Standard (SRM 2372a)


Results of the 2018 Rapid DNA Maturity Assessment

Erica L. Romsos, Peter Vallone
Three commercially available integrated rapid DNA instruments were tested as a part of a rapid DNA maturity assessment in the July of 2018. The assessment was

Patents (2018-Present)

Agile Nucleic Acid Sensor And Measuring A Biomarker

NIST Inventors
Kevin Kiesler , Alokik Kanwal , Anthony J. Kearsley , Erica Romsos , Peter M. Vallone , Jacob Majikes and Arvind Balijepalli
An agile nucleic acid sensor includes: a DNA switch; an analysis substrate in electrostatic communication with the DNA switch and that produces a biomarker electrical signal; a transduction member that receives the biomarker electrical signal and produces a transduction signal; a sensor counter

System And Method For Data Analysis In Quantitative PCR Measurements

NIST Inventors
Anthony J. Kearsley , Paul Patrone , Erica Romsos and Peter M. Vallone
In quantitative polymerase chain-reaction (qPCR) measurements, accurately subtracting background signals, quantifying the amount of DNA, and ensuring fidelity of data analysis and diagnostic tests is challenging. Such problems are especially acute for emerging / novel diseases that lack thoroughly
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 1, 2023