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Dr. Robert Allen, PhD

School of Forensic Sciences

Forensic Biology/DNA

robert.w.allen@okstate.edu

https://scholars.okstate.edu/en/persons/robert-allen

Developing methods to accurately estimate the age of a body fluid stain recovered from a crime scene through an analysis of degradation of RNA as well as cyclic patterns of gene expression that follow a circadian rhythm. Identifying nucleotide sequence variations in genes associated with cardiac function that may underly incidents of sudden unexplained death.

 

Dr. John Frucci, EdD

School of Forensic Sciences

Arson, Explosives, Firearms and Toolmarks Investigation

john.frucci@okstate.edu

https://scholars.okstate.edu/en/persons/john-frucci

Educating and training first responders in Forensic Sciences in conjunction with professional duties, specifically those that conduct investigations involving in the areas: fire, explosives, firearms and toolmarks. Focusing on the safety of Hazardous Devices Bomb Technicians (HDBT), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Certified Explosive specialist, (CES) personnel through the research and testing of various tools and techniques used in the field.  Studying the effects of repetitive blast exposure effects on explosives personnel, including blast pressure wave effects on the body. Research concerning fire investigators and what they are exposed to at the post-fire scene and how they can be protected, specifically inhalation issues.

 

Dr. Matthew Green, PhD

School of Forensic Sciences

Arson, Explosives, Firearms and Toolmarks Investigation

matthew.k.green@okstate.edu

 

Dr. Ronald Thrasher, PhD

School of Forensic Sciences

Forensic Investigation Sciences and Forensic Psychology

r.thrasher@okstate.edu

https://scholars.okstate.edu/en/persons/ronald-thrasher

Current research focuses on police suicide, methods for evaluating therapeutic treatment courts, and the effects of therapy animals in clinical environments.

 

Dr. Jarrad Wagner, PhD

School of Forensic Sciences

Forensic Chemistry/Toxicology

jarrad.wagner@okstate.edu

https://scholars.okstate.edu/en/persons/jarrad-wagner

Research Interests include analytical method development and validation in forensic toxicology, trace chemistry and clinical toxicology applications.  Areas of emphasis include pain management, driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), and clandestine laboratories from a mechanistic and public health perspective.

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