DNA expert and Hawaiʻi Innocence Project consultant David Haymer will discuss new methods of DNA analysis as part of the Community Forum in Chemistry series at Windward Community College on Thursday, September 14, 1–2 p.m. at Hale ʻImiloa 111.
Haymer, who obtained his doctoral degree from Purdue University, is a professor of cell and molecular biology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine. With more than 25 years of experience with DNA analysis, he is the DNA consultant of the Hawaiʻi chapter of the Innocence Project.
The Innocence Project is a non-profit legal organization aimed to exonerate the wrongfully convicted through the use of new DNA-based methods. DNA evidence is now commonly introduced in criminal investigations by both prosecuting and defense attorneys.
The forum is free and open to the public. Parking is free.
More about the Community Forum in Chemistry
The Community Forum in Chemistry is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaiʻi Section.
For more information, call Letty Colmenares, professor of chemistry at Windward CC at (808) 236-9120.