Dr. Catherine Grgicak
She is interested in designing and carrying out research relevant to forensic DNA testing, electrochemical applications to forensics and solid-state characterization. Dr. Grgicak participates in the instruction of BMFS students by supervising research projects and teaching the DNA laboratory, Advanced DNA and Bio-DNA practicum courses. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Grgicak received her M.S.F.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham while working at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Her Masters research focused on elucidating the nature of primer binding site mutations in forensically relevant markers. She continued her forensic casework and research at the Cellmark Diagnostics Laboratory in Germantown MD. She is a member of the Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting Subcommittee of the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Sciences.