Alabama State University Professor To Speak at Forensic Science Symposium



Professor Gulnaz Javan

[Dallas,TX – October 2nd, 2014]

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Dr. Gulnaz Javan, assistant professor of forensic science at Alabama State University, will be a key speaker during the 66th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) on Oct. 16-19 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

Javan’s presentations are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 8.40 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

The topic of her Oct. 18 discussion is “Use of Flow Cytometry in Evaluation of DNA Degradation.” This subject will touch on the significance of the relationship between PMI and DNA degradation. Javan said her research team faces a challenge of finding the relationship between cadavers’ internal organ degradation and time since death.  The findings are promising, she said.

Her second-day presentation will concentrate on the “Importance of Thanatomicrobiome and Epinecrotic Com- munities in Determining Postmortem Interval.”   Participants will be updated on the most recent and breakthrough approaches in PMI determination and thanatomicrobiome.

“ASU’s forensic science program is expanding  and  this expansion is putting our University on  par with other known universities that offer forensic science programs,” Javan  said.

Alabama State University has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month’ for October.

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Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.