The Biological Methods Subcommittee will focus on standards and guidelines related to molecular and biochemical methods used to analyze evidence and reference items.
|Kimberly Murga, Subcommittee Chair, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department|
|Margaret Sanger, Ph.D., Subcommittee Vice Chair, Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratory|
|Jason Befus, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division|
|Debra Glidewell, U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Forensic Science Center||Bruce McCord, Ph.D., Florida International University||Melissa Suddeth, Florida Department of Law Enforcement|
|Susan Greenspoon, Ph.D., Virginia Department of Forensic Science||Stacy McDonald, Ph.D., Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences||Peter Vallone, Ph.D., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Ann Gross, Minnesota BCA Forensic Science Laboratory||Amy McGuckian, Palm Beach County (Florida) Sheriff's Office||Steven Weitz, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives|
|Amy Jeanguenat, Bode Technology||Robert Sean Oliver, U.S. Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory||Elisa Wurmbach, Ph.D., Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York City|
|Kristine Kadash, Ph.D., Jefferson County (Colorado) Regional Crime Laboratory||Daniele Podini, Ph.D., George Washington University||Caroline Zervos, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Eugene Lien, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York City||Taylor Scott III, Ph.D., Illinois State Police|
Research & Development Needs
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Biological Methods subcommittee.
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015