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Community Forum in Chemistry at Windward CC

Innocence Project: New DNA-based methods for human identification

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Windward Community College
Leticia Colmenares, 808-236-9120
Professor of chemistry, Natural Sciences
Posted: Aug 29, 2017

Dave Haymer, PhD
Dave Haymer, PhD

DNA expert and Innocence Project consultant David Haymer, PhD, will discuss new methods of DNA analysis as part of the Community Forum in Chemistry series at Windward Community College on Thursday, September 14 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Hale ‘Imiloa 111. The forum is free and open to the public. Parking is free.

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.

David Haymer, PhD obtained his doctoral degree from Purdue University. Currently, he is professor of cell and molecular biology at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine. With over 25 years of experience with DNA analysis, he is the DNA consultant of the Hawai‘i chapter of the Innocence Project.

The Community Forum in Chemistry is co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawaii Section. For more information, call Letty Colmenares, PhD, professor of chemistry at Windward Community College, 236-9120.      

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