Monday, February 17, 2014

FFT: Mike Marciano, '03, M.S. Senior Scientist Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University, 2/27at noon

Food For Thought, with Mike Marciano, '03, M.S., Senior Scientist
Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute; College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse University

LIVE in the Career & Internship Center
Thursday, 2/27 at noon
Free pizza lunch, open to all students.

Mr. Marciano is a Senior Scientist in the Syracuse University Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute engaging in basic and applied research and development relating to national security and global threats.  His expertise lies in the areas of genetic identity, DNA microsatellites, and general procedures and questions regarding genetic identity with a focus on the exploitation of biologicals to aid in tagging, tracking locating targets of interest.  He is experienced in de novo DNA marker panel development for genetic identity needs on non-model organisms.  At SRC, Inc. he also functioned as a Senior Molecular Genetics  Research Scientist leading laboratory activities associated with sponsored research with a focus consistent with that at Syracuse University.  Additionally, he previously spent six years as a forensic DNA analyst in a CODIS participating criminal government laboratory, where he gained applied technical and operational experience in forensic problem sets.  He has been accepted as an expert witness in the area of genetic identity in county and federal courts and  has testified in 21 criminal court proceedings. He engages both the intelligence and law enforcement communities to present and offer innovative biological solutions to complex problem sets. His expertise and experience  has allowed him to bridge the gap between practitioners and the research community.

The Food for Thought series is held in the Career Center Conference Room (DEWEY 4-200) unless otherwise noted. All Students are welcome.  These events are sponsored by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and Office of Alumni Relations. Questions?  E-mail Michelle Marks-Hook or call 585-275-5375.  

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