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The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Teresa Tiedge has been awarded the 2021-22 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Understanding the Stability of eDNA from Four Biological Taxa and Their Association With Soil and Dust Evidence. The grant consists of $1,850, a plaque, complimentary meeting registration at a future AAFS meeting, and up to $1,400 for travel and per diem expenses toward the future meeting attendance.
Teresa is a PhD student in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program at North Carolina State University and a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellow. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Forensic and Investigative Science and Biology from West Virginia University and her master’s degree in Forensic Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Teresa’s research is centered on gaining additional evidentiary information from environmental DNA via next generation sequencing.
And a big thank you to the FSF Bashinski Committee – Lucy Davis (Chair), Sandra Sachs (Co-Chair), Steven Lee, and Patrick Buzzini.