FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistant Grant Winner

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2015-16 Bashinski Grant Recipient
Sarah Riman, PhD

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Sarah Riman, PhD, was awarded the 2015-16 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, “Streamlining Semen and Sperm Cell Detection Via Proximity Ligation Real-Time PCR with Forensic DNA Analysis.” This year’s award consists of: $1,700; a plaque presented at the Criminalistics Section Business Meeting; complimentary meeting registration at a future AAFS meeting where her thesis has been accepted for presentation; and, up to $1,300 for travel and per diem expenses toward the future meeting attendance. Sarah Riman is currently a master’s student and researcher in the forensic molecular biology program at the George Washington University. She is working on developing a confirmatory protein assay for the identification of body fluids from crime evidence. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Florida State University (FSU) and did her postdoctoral research at FSU and the University of Minnesota.

Congratulations, Sarah!