HS Students Learn Forensics

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Junior-Senior High School students from Melissa Callahan’s Syracuse Forensic Science class visited Stony Brook University’s Biotechnology Lab on Jan. 5. Students used gel electrophoresis technology to analyze DNA from a crime scene and several victims to solve a mock criminal investigation.

In addition to DNA fingerprinting, students worked collaboratively to analyze microscopic particulates, shoe prints, chromatography of inks and latent fingerprints to successfully convict the correct suspect.