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Alan L. Friedman, PhD
544 E Ogden Ave
Ste 700-385
Milwaukee WI 53202
USA
phone: 414-395-3460
fax: 414-253-6950
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Alan L. Friedman, PhD, specializes is Forensic DNA Analysis. He earned a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences and Cell Biology at the Pritzker School of Medicine.

Litigation Support - Dr. Friedman brings over twenty years of experience translating forensic science into clear, understandable English for attorneys, judges and juries. Testimony in over 60 cases in 9 states as well as Federal Courts. Expert DNA case review, testimony and laboratory witnessing in sexual assaults, homicides, robberies and other major felonies as well as paternity and other civil cases. Accept public defender and court appointments.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Biology
  • Serology and Stain ID
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Case Review
  • Court Testimony
  • Laboratory Test Witnessing
  • Paternity
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    Dean A. Stetler & Associates Inc.
    Dean A. Stetler, PhD
    4212 Catalina Drive
    Lawrence KS 66049
    USA
    phone: 785-331-8090
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    Dean A. Stetler, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Microbiology and Molecular Biology. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in Forensic DNA Profiling.

    For almost three decades, Dr. Stetler has served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas. He has earned three United States patents including an Anti-RNA Polymerase I Antibody Test for the Diagnosis of Rheumatological Diseases, a second for Methods of Diagnosing and Monitoring Rheumatic Diseases, and a third for Assays for Monitoring the Severity of Autoimmune Diseases.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Stetler has consulted with defense attorneys in more than 250 criminal cases over the past 20 years, mainly in the area of DNA Profiling but also for DUI and Drug-relate cases. He has testified in state and federal courts more than 100 times.

    Dr. Stetler has testified in DUI and drug-related cases resulting in reduced sentences or the dropping of charges. He has also provided analyses that are not readily available, such as differentiation between venous and menstrual blood and determinations of a client's MAOA genotype.

    Dr. Stetler is particularly skilled at educating attorneys, judges, and jury members so that they understand exactly what the results of the DNA testing mean. From there, he can often offer alternative explanations of these results which can, in many cases, result in acquittal.
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    Lydia M. Contreras, PhD
    Principal Investigator
    Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UT-Austin
    Austin TX 78757
    USA
    phone: 512-471-2453
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    Lydia M. Contreras, PhD, is a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineer and Principal Investigator at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute for Cell & Molecular Biology (ICMB).

    Dr. Contreras was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow of Infectious Diseases elected by the Division of Developmental Genetics and Bioinformatics at Wadsworth Center-New York State Dept. of Health in Albany, NY. She received training at the world renowned RNA institute in Vienna in Nucleic Acid Biochemistry.

    Dr. Contreras' research focuses on innovating in vivo technologies to understand and design cellular regulation patterns in living systems (e.g. microbes and human cell models) for enhanced production of chemicals, as well as for novel biomarkers of environmental cellular toxicity and biomedical applications. She and her team combine molecular engineering, classic genetics, and biochemical approaches with high-throughput RNA sequencing, proteomics, and computational methods to engineer complex regulatory networks coupled to environmental stress responses. Dr. Contreras holds two patents for her work. Current efforts include:
    • Discovery of novel regulatory RNAs from ethanologenic bacteria to engineer higher cellular tolerance to alcohols and high-value chemicals
    • Discovery of regulatory networks in radio resistant bacteria for novel biosensory technologies
    • Engineering of novel biosensors for assaying the effect of environmental agents in human health
    Litigation Support - Dr. Contreras works at the interface of RNA Biology and Protein Engineering to solve complex problems in medicine and biotechnology. She offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Toxicology
    • Environmental Toxicology
    • Cellular Toxicology
    • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Genetic Studies
  • RNAs / Proteins
  • Computational Modeling
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