Peter M. Vallone received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. In 1999 he was awarded a NRC postdoctoral fellowship that brought him to the Biotechnology Division at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). After completing his postdoctoral work in 2001 Dr. Vallone became a permanent staff scientist at NIST. During the last 18 years Dr. Vallone has worked on developing multiplex assays for the detection of genetic variation, developed methods for the rapid amplification of STR loci, and has been involved in the characterization of nucleic acid-based reference materials. Dr. Vallone has also developed various bioinformatic software tools for the design of nucleic acid based assays (e.g. AutoDimer). Dr. Vallone has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in the area of DNA thermodynamics and forensic DNA testing. He is currently the leader of the Applied Genetics group at NIST.
2009 International Society of Forensic Genetics, Best Poster Prize Award
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.
1999 NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship