National Center for Forensic Science

Publications & Presentations

2016

Presentations

  1. Providing Context To A DNA Profile: The Use Of NGS RNA Profiling For Tissue And Body Fluid Identification In Forensic Science. Ballantyne J and Hanson E.  Genetics in Forensics Congress, London, UK.

2015

 Publications

1. Da Fre, N.N, Rodenbusch, R., Gastalso, A.Z, Hanson, E., Ballantyne, J. and Alho, C.S. Genetic data and de novo mutation rates in father-son pairs of 23 Y-STR loci in southern Brazil population. Int J Leg Med 129(6) 1221-1223 (2015).

2. Haas, C. et al. RNA/DNA co-analysis from human skin and contact traces – results of a sixth collaborative EDNAP exercise. For Sci Intl Genet 16 139-147 (2015).

3. Farash, K., Hanson, E. K., Ballantyne, J. Enhanced Genetic Analysis of Single Human Bioparticles Recovered by Simplified Micromanipulation from Forensic ‘Touch DNA’ Evidence. J. Vis. Exp. (97), e52612, doi:10.3791/52612 (2015). http://www.jove.com/video/52612.

4. Blackman, S., Dawnay, N. Ball, G., Stafford-Allen, B., Tribble, N., Rendell, P., Neary, K., Hanson, E., Ballantyne, J., Kallifatidis, B., Mendel, J., Mills, D.K. and Well, S. Developmental validation of the ParaDNA intelligence system – a novel approach to DNA profiling. For Sci Int Genet 17 p. 137-148 (2015).

5. Hanson, E., Ingold, S., Haas, C. and Ballantyne, J. Targeted multiplex next generation RNA sequencing for tissue source determination of forensic samples.” Forensic Science International Genetics Supplement Series (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigss.2015.09.175

Presentations

1. Enhanced profiling strategies for physical separation of bio-particles in touch and dust specimens. Ballantyne, J., Hanson, E.K., Farash, K. and Petraco, N. Obtaining successful DNA profiles from challenging samples workshop. 67th American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting. Orlando, FL.

2. Rapid loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) of RNA biomarkers for forensic identification of semen and saliva. Hanson, E.K, Neary, K., Waldeisen, J., Dimov, I., Buoncristiani, M., Steinverger, E., Orrego, C and Ballantyne, J. 67th American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting. Orlando, FL.

3. A study of the formation, collection and microscope trace material and genetic makeup of household dust specimens. Petraco, N., Ballantyne, J., Hanson, E.K. and Farash, K. 67th American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting. Orlando, FL.

4. Combined genetic and micro-chemical analysis of household dust as a definitive trace identifier of a room and its occupants. Farash, K., O’Brien, H., Hanson, E.K., Petraco, N. and Ballantyne, J. 67th American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting. Orlando, FL.

5. Who and What: Providing context to a DNA profile. Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E. 67th American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) meeting. Orlando, FL.

6. Why Y chromosome biomarkers are an ever-expanding essential tool in sexual assault investigations. Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E. Human Identification Solutions conference (HID). Madrid, Spain.

7. Association of a body fluid with a DNA profile by targeted RNA/DNA deep sequencing. Haas, C., Ingold, S., Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. EUROFORGEN 4th General Assembly. Telfs/Tirol, Austria.

8. mRNA quantification. Haas, C., Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. European DNA Anlysis Profiling (EDNAP) Meeting. Copenhagen, Denmark.

9. Why forensic science providers assisting sexual assault investigations should offer Y-chromosome testing services. Ballantyne, J., Hanson, E. and Fatolitis, L. 2015 ASCLD Symposium, Plenary Block V – Breakout Session 2 – Rape kits: everything you need to consider. Washington, D.C.

10. Forensic molecular identification of cell type: providing context to a DNA profile. Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E. International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) Conference on Forensic Anthropological Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures on Individualized Medicine. Bol, Island of Brac, Croatia.

11. Mixture de-convolution by genetic analysis of physically separated individual cells. Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E., Farash, K., Petrao, N. and Perlin, M. Green Mountain Conference. Burlington, VT.

12. Human RNA quantification to enhance mRNA profiling in forensic biology. Zhao, D., Hanson, E., Zhu, X., Feng, S. and Ballantyne, J. International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

13. Targeted multiplexed next generation RNA sequencing assay for tissue source determination of forensic samples. Hanson, E., Ingold, S., Haas, C and Ballantyne, J. 26th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG), Krakow, Poland.

14. Beyond DNA Profiling: RNA Profiling, transfer and persistence-what it is and how it got there. Workshop, Ballantyne, J and Hanson, E. 26th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Krakow, Poland.

15. Messenger RNA profiling for body fluid identification. Ballantyne, J and Hanson, E. 11th DNA Technology Educational Seminar. Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex, Toronto, Canada.

16. Smart trace DNA analysis applied to touch DNA and household dust analysis. Ballantyne, J., Hanson, E. and Petraco, N. 11th DNA Technology Educational Seminar. Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex, Toronto, Canada.

17. Body fluid identification by transcriptomics: providing context to a DNA profile. Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E. Advanced Topics in Human DNA Identification Workshop. The Center for Forensic Science Education and Research, Chemical Heritage Foundation. Philadelphia, PA.

Patents

Method for determining the origin of a sample. Co-inventors: Helge Lubenow, Jack Ballantyne, Erin Hanson.  United States Patent No: 8,936,909 B2, issued January 20, 2015.

2014

 Publications

  1. A Y-STR Specific DNA Enhancement Strategy to Aid the Analysis of Late Reported (>6 days) Sexual Assault Cases. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. Med, Sci and the Law 54(4) 209-218 (2014).
  2. RNA/DNA co-analysis from human menstrual blood and vaginal secretion stains – results of a fourth and fifth collaborative EDNAP exercise. C. Haas, E. Hanson, M. J. Anjos, K. Ballantyne, R. Banemann, B. Bhoelai, E. Borges, M. Carvalho, C. Courts, G. De Cock, M. Dötsch, R. Fleming, C. Franchi, SA Harbison, J. Harteveld, C. Hollard, P. Hoff-Olsen, C. Hüls, C. Keyser, N. McCallum, H. Niederstätter, F. Noël, W. Parson, C. Popielarz, A. D. Roeder, L. Salvaderi, E. Sauer, G. Shantan, D. Syndercombe Court, R. A. H. van Oorschot, M. Vennemann, A. Vidaki, J. Ballantyne.  Forensic Sci Int Genet 8 203-212 (2014).
  3. Assessment of DNA Damage Induced by Terrestrial UV Irradiation of Dried Bloodstains: Forensic Implications. Hall A, Sims L and Ballantyne J. Forensic Sci Int Genet 8 (1) 24-32 (2014).
  4. Developmental Validation of the ParaDNA(R) Screening System – A presumptive test for the detection of DNA on forensic evidence items. Dawnay N, Stafford-Allen B, Moor D, Blackman S, Rendell P, Hanson E, Ballantyne J, Kallifatidis B, Mendel J, Mills DEK, Nagy R, Wells S. Forensic Sci Int Genetic 11 73-79 (2014).
  5. Hanson EK, Ballantyne J. Rapid and inexpensive body fluid identification by RNA profiling-based multiplex High Resolution Melt (HRM) anaysis [v1; ref status; indexed, http://f1000r.es/2hj] F1000Research 2013, 2:281 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-281.v1) – See more at: http:f1000research.com/articles/2-281/v1#reflist
  6. Ballantyne, KN, et al. Towards male individualization with rapidly mutating Y-chromosome short tandem repeats. Hum. Mut. 35(8) 1021-1032 (2014).
  7. Hanson, E., Mirza, M., Rekab, K. and Ballantyne, J. The Identification of Menstrual Blood in Forensic Samples by Logistic Regression modeling of miRNA Expression. Electrophoresis 35 3087-3095 (2014).
  8. Danaher, P., White, R.L., Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. Facile semi-automated forensic body fluid identification by multiplex solution hybridization of NanoString(R) barcode probes to specific mRNA targets. For Sci Int Genet 14 18-30 (2014).

 

Presentations

  1. Enhancing the Sexual Assault Workflow.  Ballantyne J. Webinar presented by Forensic Magazine.
  2. Enhancing the Sexual Assault Workflow: Testing of Next Generation DNA Assessment and Y-STR Systems. Ballantyne, J., Hanson EK, Green, R, Holt A and Mulero J. South African Police Service, 2nd National Forensic Services Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  3. Enhancing the Sexual Assault Workflow: Testing of Next Generation DNA Assessment and Y-STR Systems. BallantyneJ, Hanson EK, GreenR, HoltA, and MuleroJ.  American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting,  Seattle, WA. 
  4. Emerging Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Technologies. Ballantyne J. SWGDAM (Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods) Meeting, Fredericksburg, VA.
  5. Rapid and inexpensive RNA-based body fluid identification. Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E.K. Green Mountain DNA Conference, Burlington, VT.
  6. Keynote speech. Best Practices for the National Response to Sexual Assault Investigations Policy Forum. NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, Washington, D.C.
  7. Facile semi-automated forensic body fluid identification by multiplex solution hybridization of NanoString(R) barcode probes to specific mRNA targets. Danaher P, White RL, Hanson E and Ballantyne J. 25th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ.
  8. RNA tissue typing by next generation sequencing (NGS). Ballantyne, J. NGS Advances in Human Forensic Genomics Workshop. 25th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ.
  9. Detection of male donor DNA in simulated physical contact/assault mixture samples using enhanced one-step micro-volume DNA profiling of isolated bio-particles.” Farash, K., Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J. 20th World Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), Seoul, South Korea.
  10. Combined genetic and micro-chemical analysis of household dust as a definitive trace identified of a room and its occupants. Farash, K., O’Brien, H., Hanson, E.K. and Petraco, N. F1000Posers 2014, 5: 1670 (poster) [English] http:/f1000.com/posters/browse/summary/1097111. 20th World Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), Seoul, South Korea.
  11. Facile semi-automated forensic body fluid identification by multiplex solution hybridization of NanoString(R) barcode probes to specific mRNA targets. Danaher P, White RL, Hanson E and Ballantyne J. 20th World Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), Seoul, South Korea.
  12. Forensic Science Biology Research at the National Center for Forensic Science. Ballantyne J and Hanson E. European DNA analysis Profiling (EDNAP) Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland.
  13. Human specific RNA quantification. Haas C, Hanson E and Ballantyne, J. European DNA Anlysis Profiling (EDNAP) Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland.

2013

 Publications

  1. Highly Specific mRNA Biomarkers for the Identification of Vaginal Secretions in Sexual Assault Investigations.  Hanson E and Ballantyne J. Sci Justice 53 14-22 (2013)
  2. DNA Mixture Genotyping by Probabilistic Computer Interpretation of Binomially-Sampled Laser Captured Cell Populations: Combining Quantitative Data for Greater Identification Information.  Ballantyne J, Hanson EK and Perlin MW. Sci Justice 53(2) 103-114 (2013)
  3. RNA/DNA Co-Analysis from Human Saliva and Semen Stains – Results of a Third Collaborative EDNAP Exercise. Haas C, Hanson E, Anjos MJ, Banemann R, Berti A, Borges E,  Carracedo A,  Carvalho M,  Courts C, De Cock G, Dötsch M, Flynn S, Gomes I, Hollard C, Hjort B, Hoff-Olsen P, Hribikova K, Lindenbergh A, Ludes B, Maroñas O,  McCallum N, Moore D, Morling N, Niederstätter H,  Noel F, Parson W, Popielarz C, Rapone C, Roeder D, Ruiz Y, Sauer E, Schneider PM, Sijen T, Syndercombe Court D, Sviezená B, Turanska M, Vidaki A, Zatkalikova L and Ballantyne J. Forensic Sci Int Genet 7 (2) 230-239 (2013)
  4. mRNA and microRNA for Body Fluid Identification. C. Haas, E. Hanson, and J. Ballantyne. In: Siegel JA and Saukko PJ (eds.) Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition, vol. 1, pp. 402-408. Waltham: Academic Press doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-382165-2.00069-6. (2013).
  5. Hanson, E., Ballantyne, J. “Getting Blood from a Stone”: UltraSensitive Forensic DNA Profiling of Microscopic Bio-particles Recovered from “Touch DNA” Evidence. In Nucleic Acid Detection: Methods and Protocols.  Methods Mol Biol, 1039, p. 3-17 (2013).
  6. Hanson, E., Ballantyne, J. “Chapter 5. RNA Profiling for the Identification of the Tissue Origin of Dried Stains in Forensic Biology.” Forensic DNA Analysis – Current Practices and Emerging Technologies, Shewale JG and Liu RH (eds). CRC Press, Print ISBN: 978-1-4665-7126-6, eBook ISBN: 978-1-4665-7136-5 (2013).
  7. Circulating microRNA for the identification of forensically relevant body fluids. Hanson EK, Ballantyne J. In Circulating MicroRNAs: Methods and Protocols Methods Mol Biol. 1024:221-34. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-453-1_18 (2013)
  8. Enhancing the Sexual Assault Workflow: Testing of Next Generation DNA Assessment and Y-STR Systems.  BallantyneJ, Hanson E, GreenR, HoltA and MuleroJ.  Forensic Sci Int :Genetics Supplement Series 4 (2013) e228 – e229.
  9. Binary Logistic Regression Models Enable miRNA Profiling to Provide Accurate Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids and Tissues. Hanson E, Rekab K and BallantyneJ.  Forensic Sci Int :Genetics Supplement Series 4 (2013) e127 – e128.
  10. Multiplex High Resolution Melt (HRM) Messenger RNA Profiling Assays for Body Fluid Identification. Hanson E and BallantyneJ.  Forensic Sci Int :Genetics Supplement Series 4 (2013) e125 – e126.
  11. DNA First. Quick Screening systems can help select the most appropriate forensic samples for full DNA analysis. Ballantyne, J., Hanson, E., Mills, D., Kallifatidis, B., Mendel, J., Dawnay, N and Nagy, R. Forensic Magazine. Sept 2013. http://www.forensicmag.com/articles/2013/09/dna-first#.Ur2f7LSCV8E

Presentations

  1. DNA Identification in Criminal and Mass Fatality Investigations.  Beta Beta Beta Society Guest Lecture Series, St. Leo University, St. Leo, FL.
  2. Haas,C., Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. EDNAP mRNA Profiling Exercise 6. EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) meeting. Bratislava, Slovakia.
  3. Enhancing the Sexual Assault Workflow: Testing Next Generation DNA Assessment and Y-STR Systems.  Ballantyne J, Hanson E, Green R, Holt A, Bormann Chung C and Molero J.  Green Mountain DNA Conference, Burlington, VT.
  4. Not your CSI DNA Profiling: RNA Applications in Forensic Genetics.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Genomics Workshop, Seminole State College, Altamonte, FL.
  5. Enhancing the Sexual Assault Workflow: Testing of Next Generation DNA Assessment and Y-STR Systems.  BallantyneJ, Hanson E, GreenR, HoltA and MuleroJ.  25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  6. Binary Logistic Regression Models Enable miRNA Profiling to Provide Accurate Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids and Tissues. Hanson E, Rekab K and BallantyneJ.  25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  7. Multiplex High Resolution Melt (HRM) Messenger RNA Profiling Assays for Body Fluid Identification. Hanson E and BallantyneJ.  25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  8. Robust Methods for Improving Challenging DNA Workflows.  Life Technologies Lunch Symposium.  Ballantyne J.  25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  9. Implementation of Messenger RNA Body Fluid Testing in Forensic Case Work. Ballantyne J. Workshop. 25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  10. Rapidly mutating Y-chromosomal STRs – a multi-center assessment of global male lineage and relative differentiation. Ballantyne K, Ralf A, Ballantyne J, Hanson E, and KayserM.  25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  11. Implementation of Messenger RNA Body Fluid Testing in Forensic Case Work. Ballantyne J. Workshop. 25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  12. Population Genetic Theory for Lineage Markers. WeirB, Ballantyne J, Bright J-A BuckletonJ, CurranJ, LaurieC, Moretti T and Myers S. 25th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Melbourne, Australia.
  13. Farash, K., Morgan, B., DeVore, A., Hanson, E.K., Ballantyne, J. Enhanced Genetic Analysis of Bio-Particles Isolated from Single- and Multi-Source Touch DNA evidence Using Micro-Volume DNA/RNA Profiling Strategies. 24th International Symposium on Human Identification. Atlanta, GA.
  14. Hanson, E.K., and Ballantyne, J. Multiplex High Resolution Melt (HRM) Messenger RNA Profiling Assays for Body Fluid Identification. 24th International Symposium on Human Identification. Atlanta, GA.
  15. Haas,C., Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. EDNAP mRNA Profiling Exercise 6. EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) meeting. Athens, Greece.

 

2012

 Publications

  1. RNA/DNA Co-analysis from Bloodstains – Results of a Second Collaborative EDNAP Exercise.  Haas C, Hanson E, Anjos MJ, Bär W,  Banemann R, Berti A, Borges E, Bouakaze C,  Carracedo A,  Carvalho M,  Castella V, Choma A,  De Cock G, Dötsch M,  Hoff-Olsen P, Johansen P,  Kohlmeier F, Lindenbergh A, Ludes B, Maroñas O,  Moore D, Morerod M-L, Morling N, Niederstätter H,  Noel F, Parson W,  Patel G, Popielarz C, Salata E, Schneider PM, Sijen T, Sviezená B, Turanska M, Zatkalikova L and Ballantyne J. Forensic Sci Int Genet 6 (1) 70-80 (2012)
  2. Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Multiplex PCR Reactions for the Highly Discriminating OSU 10-Locus Set Y-STRs.  Hanson E, Maybruck JL, Ballantyne J and Fuerst PA.  J. Forensic Sci  57 (1) 52-63 (2012)
  3. Specific and Sensitive mRNA Biomarkers for the Identification of Skin in ‘Touch DNA’ Evidence.  Hanson E, Haas C, Jucker R and Ballantyne J.  Forensic Sci Int Genet 6 548-558. doi:10.1016/j.fsigen.2012.01.004 (2012)
  4. Impact of Restricted Marital Practices on Genetic Variation in an Endogamous Gujarati Group. Pemberton TP, Li F-Y, Hanson EK, Mehta NU, Choi S, Ballantyne J, Belmont JW, Rosenberg NA, Tyler-Smith C and Patel PI. Amer J Phys Anthropol 149 92-103 (2012)
  5. Capillary Electrophoresis of a Multiplex Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction to Target Messenger RNA Markers for Body Fluid Identification.  Haas, C., Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J. In DNA Electrophoresis Protocols for Forensic Genetics, Methods Mol Biol, 830 169-83, Alonso (eds). doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-461-2_12 (2012).

Presentations

  1. Post-Coital DNA Recovery Phase 2: Early Results From Participating Couples Speck, P., Ballantyne, J., Connor, P., Donohoe, M., Hanson, E., Likes, W. and Cashion, A.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  2. Development of Optimized Recovery and DNA Typing Methodologies for the Analysis of “Touch and Contact” DNA Samples.  Hanson, E., Kelley-Primozic K., Vigil, B., Bisbing, R. and Ballantyne, J.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  3. Forensic Biology Research at the National Center for Forensic Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  4. Advanced Topics in Forensic DNA Analysis.  Forensic Science Training for Capital Defense Attorneys: Advanced Issues. Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Clearing House for Science, Technology and the Law, Las Vegas NV.
  5. DNA Mixture Genotyping by Probabilistic Computer Interpretation of Binomially-Sampled Laser Captured Cell Populations: Combining Quantitative Data for Greater Identification Information.  Ballantyne J, Hanson EK and Perlin MW.  NIJ Conference, Crystal City, VA.
  6. Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids and Tissues by RNA Profiling.  Presented at the ‘Upstream Screenings for Downstream Savings at the Front End of a Forensic Investigation’ Session.  Ballantyne J and Hanson EK.  NIJ Conference, Crystal City, VA.
  7. Current Status and Future of Y-STR Analysis Workshop. Association of Forensic DNA Administrators and Analysts (AFDAA),  San Antonio, TX
  8. Identification of Skin in Touch/Contact Forensic Samples by Messenger RNA Profiling.   Ballantyne J and Hanson EK.  Association of Forensic DNA Administrators and Analysts (AFDAA), San Antonio, TX
  9. SWGDAM Update.  Association of Forensic DNA Administrators and Analysts (AFDAA), San Antonio, TX.
  10. Enhanced DNA Profiling of the Semen Donor Can Assist the Investigation of Late Reported (>6 days) Sexual Assaults. Ballantyne J and Hanson EK.  Green Mountain DNA Conference.  Burlington, VT.
  11. Y-STR Database Implementation, Usage and Considerations.  Promega’s Y-STR Analysis Seminar, Milwaukee, WI
  12. Forensic DNA Technology and Genetic Implications on Privacy, Canada National DNA Databank Advisory Committee, Ottawa, Canada
  13. EDNAP mRNA Profiling exercises 4 + 5. Haas C, Hanson E and Ballantyne, J. EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) meeting, Linkoping, Sweden.
  14. Y-Chromosome specific nested PCT pre-amplification method for improved detection of male DNA. Hanson E, Solivan M, Strauss S, Di Pasquale F, Engel H and Ballantyne, J. Presented by Scherer, M. DNA in Forensics 2012: Exploring the Phylogenies (5th EMPOP Meeting, 8th Y-Chromosomal User Workshop), Innsbruck, Austria.
  15. Post Coital DNA Recovery Phase 2: Early Results from Participating Couples. Speck P, Ballantyne J, Connor P, Donohoe M, Hanson E, Lee E and Likes W. 2012 IAFN Annual Scientific Assembly (20th Annual), Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
  16. EDNAP mRNA Profiling Exercise 5. Haas C, Hanson E and Ballantyne J. EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) meeting, Brussels, Belgium.
  17. Beyond DNA: Other Forensic Biology Applications to Legal Medicine. Visionen und Zukunft der Forensik, University of Zurich, Institute for Legal Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland
  18. The Role of Y-STR Profiling in the Investigation of Sexual Assaults.  United States Criminal Investigation Laboratory (USACIL), Forest Park, Fort Gillem, GA
  19. Post Coital DNA Recovery Phase 3: Early Results from Participating Couples. Speck, P., Ballantyne, J., Lee, E.D., Hanson, E., Donohoe, M.L., Likes, W., Cashion, A. WI-IAFN 9th Annual Helen Kelly Forensic Conference: Advancing Our Knowledge. Fontana, WI.
  20. Post Coital DNA Recovery: Early Results from Participating Couples. Speck, P., Ballantyne, J., Lee, E.D., Hanson, E., Donohoe, M.L., Likes, W., Cashion, A. and Connor, P. UTHSC System Research Conference, Memphis, TN.

 

2011

Publications

  1. An STR Melt Curve Genotyping Assay for Forensic Analysis Employing an Intercalating Dye Probe FRET.  Halpern, MD and Ballantyne, J.  J. Forensic Sci 56(1) 36-45 (2011)
  2. mRNA Profiling For the Identification of Blood – Results of a Collaborative EDNAP Exercise.  Haas C, Hanson E,  Bär W,  Banemann R, Bento AM, Berti A, Borges E, Bouakaze C,  Carracedo A,  Carvalho M,  Choma A,  Dötsch M,  Durianciková M,  Olsen PH; Hohoff C, Johansen P,  Lindenbergh A,  Loddenkötter B, Ludes B, Maroñas O,  Morling N, Niederstätter H,  Parson W,  Sijen T, Sviezená B, Zatkalíková L and Ballantyne J. Forensic Sci Int Genet 5 21-26 (2011)
  3. Selection of Highly Specific and Sensitive mRNA Biomarkers for the Identification of Blood.  Haas, C., Hanson, E., Kratzer, A., Bar, W. and Ballantyne, J.  Forensic Sci Int Genet 5 (5) 449-458 (2011)
  4. Collaborative EDNAP Exercises on Messenger RNA/DNA Co-analysis for Body Fluid Identification (Blood, Saliva, Semen) and STR Profiling.  Haas, C., Hanson, E., Morling, N. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sci Int Genet:Genetics Supplement Series 3 e5-e6 (2011)
  5. Validation of the Hemoglobin (Hb) Hypsochromic Shift Assay for Determination of the Time Since Deposition (TSD) of Dried Bloodstains. Hanson, E.K., Albornoz, A. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sci Int Genet:Genetics Supplement Series 3 e307-e308 (2011)
  6. Optimization of Dried Stain Co-Extraction Methods for Efficient Recovery of High Quality DNA and RNA for Forensic Analysis.  Parker, C., Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sci Int Genet:Genetics Supplement Series 3 e309-e310 (2011)
  7. Identification of Skin in Touch/Contact Forensic Samples by Messenger RNA Profiling.  Hanson, E.K., Haas, C., Jucker, R. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sci Int Genet:Genetics Supplement Series 3 e305-e306 (2011)

Presentations

  1. From the Bed to the Bench: Defining the Vaginal and Cervical Environment for Post-Coital DNA Recovery. Speck, P., Faugna, D. and Ballantyne,  J.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  2. Evolution of DNA Mixture Interpretation. DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop organized by the National Forensic Science Technology Center, Clearwater Beach, FL.
  3. Interpretation of Y STR Mixtures and Statistical Applications organized by the National Forensic Science Technology Center, Clearwater Beach, FL.
  4. Forensic Biology Research at the National Center for Forensic Science. EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) Meeting, Brussels, Belgium
  5. Rapid STR Prescreening of Forensic Samples at the Crime Scene. Halpern, M.D., Gerdes, J.C., Ballantyne, J., Hanson, E. and Kiavand, A.  The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  6. The Effects of  Y-STR Research on Practice and Policy. The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  7. DNA Mixture Deconvolution by Binomial Sampling of Individual Cells.  Ballantyne, J. and Perlin, M. International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics (ICFIS). Seattle, WA.
  8. Optimization of Dried Stain Co-Extraction Methods for Efficient Recovery of High Quality DNA and RNA For Forensic Analysis. Parker, C., Hanson E., Ballantyne, J. 24th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria.
  9. Validation of the Hemoglobin (Hb) Hypsochromic Shift Assay for Determination Of The Time Since Deposition (TSD) Of Dried Bloodstains. Albornoz, A., Hanson E., Ballantyne, J. 24th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria.
  10. Identification of Skin in Touch/Contact Forensic Samples by Messenger RNA Profiling. Hanson E., Haas, C., Jucker, R., Ballantyne, J. 24th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria.
  11. Collaborative EDNAP Exercises on Messenger RNA/DNA Co-Analysis For Body Fluid Identification (Blood, Saliva, Semen) And STR Profiling. Haas, C., Hanson, E., Morling, N., Ballantyne, J. 24th World Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics, Vienna, Austria.
  12. Enhanced DNA Profiling of the Semen Donor Can Assist the Investigation of Late Reported (> 5days) Sexual Assaults. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium, Denver, CO.
  13. Determination of the Time Since Deposition (TSD) of Dried Bloodstains. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium, Denver, CO.
  14. The Definitive Identification of Biological Fluids and Tissues in Forensic Sexual Assault Evidence Using Highly Specific RNA Biomarkers. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium, Denver, CO.
  15. Rapid STR Prescreening of Forensic Samples at the Crime Scene. Halpern, M.D., Gerdes, J.C., Ballantyne, J., Hanson, E. and Kiavand, A.  American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) Annual Symposium, Denver, CO.
  16. Identification of Highly Specific RNA Biomarkers for the Identification f Vaginal Secretions in Forensic Casework.  Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification, National Harbor, MD.
  17. Y-Chromosome Specific Nested PCR Pre-Amplification Method for Improved Detection of Male DNA. Hanson, E., Solivan, M., Strauss, S., Di Pasquale, F., Engel, H. and Ballantyne, J. 22nd International Symposium on Human Identification, National Harbor, MD.
  18. Y-Chromosome Biology and the National Y-STR Database.  Ballantyne, J. Y-Chromosome Short Tandem Repeat (Y-STR) Analysis and Typing, California Criminalistics Institute, Richmond CA (webinar).
  19. Forensic Biology Research at the National Center for Forensic Science. Ballantyne, J. European DNA Analysis Profiling (EDNAP) Meeting, Athens, Greece
  20. Identification of Highly Specific RNA Biomarkers for the Identification of Vaginal Secretions in Forensic Casework.  Hanson, E and Ballantyne, J.  European National Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) DNA Working Group Meeting, Athens, Greece
  21. Enhanced DNA Profiling for Detection of the Male Donor in Trace DNA Samples. Hanson, E and Ballantyne, J.  European National Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) DNA Working Group Meeting, Athens, Greece
  22. Identification of Fetal Blood Using Developmentally Regulated Gamma Hemoglobin Isoforms. Ballantyne J. Rapid Biological Screening & Analysis Methodologies for Improving Throughput Workshop, Technology Transition Workshop, National Forensic Science Technology Center (Webinar)
  23. Time Since Deposition of Dried Bloodstains Using Ultraviolet/Visible (UV-VIS) Spectrometric Analysis of Hemoglobin. Ballantyne J.  Rapid Biological Screening & Analysis Methodologies for Improving Throughput Workshop, Technology Transition Workshop, National Forensic Science Technology Center (Webinar)
  24. Impact of restricted marital practices on genetic variation in a distinctive           endogamous population. Pemberton TJ, Li F, Hanson EK, Mehta NU, Mendoza-Fandino GA, Ballantyne J, Belmont JW, Rosenberg NA, Tyler-Smith C, Patel PI. 12th International Congress of Human Genetics/61st Annual Meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  25. Fact vs. Fiction: Forensics.  Orlando Skeptics, Orlando, FL

 

2010

Patents

Age Determination from Biological Stains Using Messenger RNA Profiling Analysis. Co-inventor with Michelle Alvarez.  United States Patent No: 7,704,693, issued April 27, 2010.

 

Publications

  1. Hydrolysis of DNA and its Molecular Components in the Dry State. Marrone, A. and Ballantyne, J.  Forensic Sci Int Genet 4 168-177 (2010)
  2. RNA Profiling for the Identification of the Tissue Origin of Dried Stains in Forensic Biology.  Hanson, EK and Ballantyne, J.  Forensic Sci Rev 22 (2) 145-157 (2010)
  3. A Single Molecular Beacon is Sufficient for the Analysis of Multiple Nucleic Acid Sequences. Gerasimova, Y, Hayson, A, Ballantyne, J and Kolpashchikov, D. ChemBioChem 11 1762-1768 (2010)
  4. A Blue Spectral Shift of the Hemoglobin Soret Band Correlates with the Age (Time since Deposition) of Dried Bloodstains.  Hanson, EK and Ballantyne, J.  PLoSONE 5(9):e12830. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012830 (2010)
  5. US Forensic Y Chromosome Short Tandem Repeats Database.  Ge, J., Budowle, B., Planz, J.V., Eisenberg, A.J., Ballantyne, J. and Chakraborty, R. Legal Medicine 12 289-295 (2010)

Presentations

  1. Extending the Post Coital Time Interval for DNA Profile Recovery.  Orange County SART (Sexual Assault Response Team), Orlando, FL
  2. MicroRNA Expression Profiling for the Identification of Forensically Relevant Biological Fluids.  Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 17th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  3. Forensic Biology Research at the National Center for Forensic Science. EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) Meeting, The Hague, Netherlands
  4. New York City Frye Hearing 2008-2010 People v. Megnath.  The 32nd ENFSI (European National Forensic Science Institutes) DNA Working Group Meeting, The Hague, Netherlands
  5. Not your CSI DNA Profiling: RNA Applications in Forensic Genetics.  12th annual Ancient DNA Training Program, Lakehead University Paleo-DNA Laboratory, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  6. Rapid STR Prescreening of Forensic Samples at the Crime Scene. Halpern, M.D., Gerdes, J.C., Ballantyne, J., Haab, J., Hanson, E. and Kiavand, A.  The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  7. Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids and Tissues by Small RNA Profiling. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J.  The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  8. Body Fluid Identification by RNA Profiling.  Webinar, California Criminalistics Institute, Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory, Richmond, CA.
  9. Use of the National YSTR database and YSTR Mixture De-convolution.  Current and Future Advances in Human Identification Conference (hosted by the Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences), Hampton, VA.
  10. Forensic Biology Research at the National Center for Forensic Science. EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) Meeting, Kiev, Ukraine
  11. External Visible Trait, Kinship and Ancestry Profiling using Large Scale SNP Panels. European Network of Forensic Science Institutes DNA Working Group Meeting, Kiev, Ukraine

 

2009

Patents

Messenger RNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex Real Time –Polymerase Chain Reaction (Q-PCR).  Co-inventor with Jane Juusola. United States Patent No: 7,588,921, issued September 15, 2009.

Messenger RNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).  Co-inventor with Jane Juusola. United States Patent No: 7,582,435, issued September 1, 2009.

Publications

  1. Identification of four novel developmentally regulated gamma hemoglobin mRNA isoforms.  Alvarez, M. and Ballantyne, J.  Exp Hematol 37 285-293 (2009)
  2. Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids Using a Panel of Differentially Expressed microRNAs.  Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J. Anal Biochem  387 303-314 (2009)
  3. Changes in Dry State Hemoglobin Over Time Do Not Increase the Potential for Oxidative Damage in Dried Blood. Marrone, A. and Ballantyne,. J.  PLoS ONE  4(4): e5110. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005110 (2009)
  4. A comparative analysis of two different sets of Y-chromosome short tandem repeats (Y-STRs) on a common population panel.  Maybruck JL, Hanson E, Ballantyne J, Budowle B and Fuerst PA. Forensic Sci Int Genet 4 11-20 doi:10.1016/j.fsigen.2009.03.004 (2009)
  5. High Resolution Haplogroup G Phylogeny in the Y Chromosome, Revealed by a Set of Newly Characterized SNPs.  Sims LM, Garvey D and Ballantyne J.  PLoS ONE 4(6): e5792. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005792 (2009)
  6. A SNP melt curve assay employing an intercalating dye probe FRET for forensic analysis.  Halpern, MD and Ballantyne J. Anal Biochem 391 1-10 (2009)
  7. Preparation of Forensic Samples for Direct Molecular Applications.  Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J.  In Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. Liu, D. (Ed). (2009) ISBN: 978-1-4200-7096-5.
  8. The Forensic Application of Y-Chromosome Short-Tandem Repeats.  Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J.  In Forensic Science Handbook. Volume 3 (2nd Edition).  Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA. Saferstein, R. (Ed). (2009) ISBN-10: 0132207157.
  9. Whole Genome Amplification. Hanson, E and Ballantyne, J .  In Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, Jamieson, A., Moenssens, A. (eds).  John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. pp 2628-2635 (2009) ISBN: 978-0-470-01826-2
  10. Y-Chromosome Short Tandem Repeats. Hanson, E and Ballantyne, J.  In Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, Jamieson, A., Moenssens, A. (eds).  John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. pp 2677-2682 (2009) ISBN: 978-0-470-01826-2
  11. Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids Using a Panel of Differentially Expressed microRNAs.  Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sci Int Genet:Genetics Supplement Series 2 503-504 doi: 10.1016/j.fsigss.2009.08.184 (2009)

Presentations

  1. Determination of the Age (Time since Deposition) of a Biological Stain.  Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E.  BrightTALK DNA Identification Summit. Webinar
  2. A Y-STR Mixture Frequency Estimator in Forensic Casework.  MacMillan, K., Genfrides, L., Klein, C., Fatolitis, L., Ballantyne, J. and Kahn, R.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  3. Post Coital Interval for DNA Testing.  The Fifth National SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) Training Conference, Seattle, WA.
  4. Beyond Traditional DNA Markers: Predicting a Person’s Appearance from DNA Evidence.  The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  5. Sexual Assault: Obtaining DNA from Evidence Collected up to a Week Later.  The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  6. De-Convolution of Body Fluid Mixtures: Cell Type Identification and Single Source Genetic Profiling of Micro-Dissected Cells.  Ballantyne, J and Hanson, E. The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  7. Improved Detection of Male DNA From Post Coital Samples. Hanson, E., Korfhage, C., Loeffert, D and Ballantyne, J. The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  8. Rapid STR Prescreening of Forensic Samples at the Crime Scene. Halpern, M.D., Gerdes, J.C., Ballantyne, J., Haab, J., Hanson, E. and Kiavand, A.  The Annual NIJ Conference, Washington, DC.
  9. Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids Using a Panel of Differentially Expressed microRNAs. Hanson, E.,  Lubenow, H and Ballantyne, J. 23rd World Congress, International Society for Forensic Genetics, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  10. Body Fluid Identification by RNA Expression Profiling. BrightTALK Forensic Science Community webcast
  11. Rapid STR Prescreening of Forensic Samples at the Crime Scene. Halpern, M.D., Gerdes, J.C., Ballantyne, J., Haab, J., Hanson, E. and Kiavand, A.  20th International Symposium on Human Identification. Promega, Las Vegas, NV
  12. Identification of Forensically Relevant Body Fluids Using a Panel of Differentially Expressed microRNAs. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J.  20th International Symposium on Human Identification. Promega, Las Vegas, NV.
  13. Simultaneous Determination of the Time Since Deposition and Identification of Dried Bloodstains Using a Portable Spectrophotometer. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. European National Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) DNA Working Group, Edinburgh, UK.
  14. Optimization of Isolation Strategies for the Simultaneous Recovery of DNA and RNA from Forensic Samples. Parker, C, Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. Joint Forensic Science Association Meeting (Southern Association of Forensic Science, Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Science, Midwestern Association of Forensic Science, Southwest Association of Forensic Science). Orlando, FL.
  15. Recent Research into Extending the Post Coital Time Interval for DNA Profile Recovery.  Ballantyne, J.  International Association of Forensic Nurses, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance (SAFEta) webinar on Timing Considerations for Sexual Assault Examination.

 

2008

Publications

  1. The Golden Gene (SLC24A5) Differentiates US Sub-Populations within the Ethnically Admixed Y-SNP Haplogroups.  Sims, L.M. and Ballantyne, J. Legal Medicine 10 (2) 72-77 (2008)
  2. Recovery and Stability of RNA in Vaginal Swabs and Blood, Semen, and Saliva Stains. Setzer,M., Juusola, J. and Ballantyne, J. J. Forensic Sci 53 (2) 296-305 (2008)
  3. Y-STR Profiling in Extended Interval (> 3 days) Post Coital Cervicovaginal Samples. Mayntz-Press, K.A., Sims, L.M., Hall, A. and Ballantyne J. J. Forensic Sci 53 (2) 342-348 (2008)
  4. A Rare Y Chromosome Missense Mutation in Exon 25 of Human USP9Y Revealed by Pyrosequencing.  Sims, L.M. and Ballantyne, J.  Biochem Genet 46 154-161 (2008)
  5. Sequence Specificity of BAL 31 Nuclease for ssDNA Revealed by Synthetic Oligomer Substrates Containing Homopolymeric Guanine Tracts.  Marrone, A. and Ballantyne, J. PLoS ONE 3 (10): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003595 (2008)
  6. The US Y-STR Database. Fatolitis, L. and Ballantyne, J. Profiles in DNA 11(1) 13-14 (2008)
  7. Review of: Molecular Photofitting.  Ballantyne J.  Book Review.  J Forensic Sci 53 (4) 1010 (2008)
  8. The Uses of Saliva in Forensic Genetics.  Ballantyne,J. and Juusola, J. In Salivary Diagnostics, Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, Iowa, USA.  Wong, DT (Ed). (2008) ISBN: 978-0-8138-1333-2.
  9. Hanson, E., Ballantyne, J. “Non-STR DNA Markers: SNPs, Y-STRs, LCN and mTDNA.” President’s DNA Initiative – Forensic DNA Training On-line Course (2008). (http://www.dna.gov/training/)

Presentations

  1. Incarcerations and Exonerations: The Key Role of the Forensic Sciences. Incarcerations and Exonerations-Criminalistics (DNA).  AAFS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  2. DNA Profiling of the Semen Donor in Extended Interval (> 72 h) Post Coital Cervicovaginal Samples. Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E.  NIJ Applied Technologies Conference, Point Clear, AL.
  3. Its 2008, what can the Crime Lab do for you: New Technologies and DNA?  Ballantyne, J. and Hanson, E.  NIJ Applied Technologies Conference, Point Clear, AL.
  4. Not your CSI DNA Profiling: Messenger RNA Profiling Applications in Bio-Molecular Forensics. Department of Chemistry Seminar Series, Florida International University, Miami, FL.
  5. Biology of the Y Chromosome and Y-STRs. New Technologies and Applications in Forensic Biology Workshop, New Jersey State Police, Hamilton, NJ.
  6. Messenger RNA Profiling: A Prototype Method for Body Fluid and Tissue Identification. New Technologies and Applications in Forensic Biology Workshop, New Jersey State Police, Hamilton, NJ.
  7. Messenger RNA Profiling: Prediction of the Age of an Individual from RNA Recovered from the Crime Scene.  New Technologies and Applications in Forensic Biology Workshop, New Jersey State Police, Hamilton, NJ.
  8. A ‘Genetic Eyewitness’: the Determination of the Physical Features of the Donor of a Crime Scene Sample.  New Technologies and Applications in Forensic Biology Workshop, New Jersey State Police, Hamilton, NJ.
  9. Data Preparation for Forensic DNA Typing. Johnson, M. and Ballantyne, J.  Discovery 2008 (the data exploration conference), Cary, NC.
  10. Double Strand Break Repair of Damaged DNA Templates. Ballantyne J. and Lamers, R. The NIJ Conference, Crystal City, VA.
  11. Hypsochromic Spectral Shifts of the Hemoglobin Soret Band Correlate with the Time since Deposition of Dried Bloodstains. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne J.  The NIJ Conference, Crystal City, VA.
  12. Improved Detection of Male DNA from Post-Coital Samples. Ballantyne J. and Hanson, E. The NIJ Conference, Crystal City, VA.
  13. DNA Profiling of the Semen Donor in Extended Interval Post-Coital Samples Ballantyne J. and Hanson, E. The NIJ Conference, Crystal City, VA.
  14. Y-STR Databases. Webinar, California Criminalistics Institute, Jan Bashinski DNA Laborarory, Richmond, CA.
  15. Y-STR Interpretation Guidelines. Webinar, California Criminalistics Institute, Jan Bashinski DNA Laborarory, Richmond, CA.
  16. New Y-STR Multiplexes. Webinar, California Criminalistics Institute, Jan Bashinski DNA Laborarory, Richmond, CA.
  17. A Y-STR Mixture Frequency Estimator. Macmillan, K., Gefrides, L., Klein, C., Fatolitis, L., Ballantyne, J. and Kahn, R. 19th International Symposium on Human Identification, Hollywood, CA.
  18. Hypsochromic Spectral Shifts of the Hemoglobin Soret Band Correlate with the Time since Deposition (TSD) of Dried Bloodstains. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. 19th International Symposium on Human Identification. Hollywood, CA.
  19. The Fundamental Biochemistry of Dry State DNA: Hydrolytic Reactions.  Marrone, A. and Ballantyne, J. 19th International Symposium on Human Identification, Hollywood, CA.
  20. Research at the National Center for Forensic Science.  ESR Forensic Group, Auckland, New Zealand.
  21. Research at the National Center for Forensic Science.  ESR Headquarters, Wellington, New Zealand.
  22. Why the Y?: Y Chromosome Biomarker Applications in Sexual Assault Investigations. New Zealand Forensic Science Society, Auckland, New Zealand.
  23. Messenger RNA Profiling Applications in Bio-Molecular Forensics.  Forensic Science Institute, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK.
  24. Y Chromosome Applications in Forensic Casework.  Arizona Department of Public Safety, Phoenix, AZ
  25. Forensic Biology Research at the National Center for Forensic Science. The 20th EDNAP (European DNA Profiling Group) Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland
  26. Messenger RNA Profiling for Body Fluid Identification.  The 29th ENFSI (European National Forensic Science Institutes) DNA Working Group Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland

 

2007

Patents

Messenger RNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).  Co-inventor with Jane Juusola. United States Patent No: 7,270,983, issued September 18, 2007.

Age Determination from Biological Stains Using Messenger RNA Profiling Analysis. Co-inventor with Michelle Alvarez.  United States Patent No: 7,276,340 B1, issued October 2, 2007.

Publications

  1. Sub-Populations within the Major European and African Derived Haplogroups R1b3 and E3a are Differentiated by Previously Phylogenetically Undefined Y-SNPs. Sims, L.M., Garvey, D. and Ballantyne J. Human Mut 28(1) 97 (2007)
  2. Population Data for a Novel, Highly Discriminating Tetra-local Y-STR: DYS503. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. J. Forensic Sci 52 (2) 498-499 (2007)
  3. Simplified Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA Analysis by Post PCR Purification. Smith, P.J. and Ballantyne, J. J. Forensic Sci 52 (4) 820-829 (2007)
  4. Performance Characteristics of Commercial Y-STR Multiplex Systems. Mayntz-Press, K.A and Ballantyne J. J. Forensic Sci 52 (5) 1025-1034 (2007)
  5. Population Data for 48 ‘Non-Core” Y Chromosome Loci. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. Legal Medicine 9 221-231 (2007)
  6. mRNA Profiling for Body Fluid Identification by Multiplex Quantitative RT-PCR. Juusola, J. and Ballantyne J.  J. Forensic Sci 52 (6) 1252-1262 (2007)
  7. An Ultra-High Discrimination Y Chromosome Short Tandem Repeat Multiplex DNA Typing System. Hanson, E.K. and Ballantyne, J. PLoS ONE 2(8): e688. doi:10.1371 /journal.pone.0000688 (2007)
  8. Validity of Messenger RNA Expression Analyses of Human Saliva. Ballantyne J. Letter to Editor. Clin Cancer Res 13 (4) 1350 (2007)

Presentations

  1. The Differentiation of Sub-Populations within Y-SNP Haplogroup G.  Sims, L., Klega, K., Garvey, D. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sciences Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  2. Microbial Genetic Signatures. Donigan, M. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sciences Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  3. Biochemistry of Dry State DNA: Comparison of Depurination Rates of  Bases.  Pope, A. and Ballantyne, J.  Forensic Sciences Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  4. The Development of a Highly Informative, Hierarchical Multiplex SNP Typing System to Predict Ethnogeographic Ancestry Using Pyrosequencing Technology. Sims, LM, Garvey, D and Ballantyne, J.  AAFS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  5. Simplified Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA Analysis by Post PCR Purification.Smith, PJ and Ballantyne, J. AAFS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  6. Novel Techniques for Identifying the Semen Donor in Extended Interval Post-Coital Samples.  Mayntz-Press, K, Sims, L and Ballantyne, J. AAFS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
  7. The Forensic Identification of Newborns using Messenger RNA Profiling Analysis. Alvarez, M. and Ballantyne, J. Cambridge Healthtech International Meeting on Quantitative PCR, San Diego, CA
  8. Alternative Strategies to Increased Cycle Number for Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA Analysis.  Forensic e-SymposiumTM. Human Identification: Profiling of degraded and low amounts of DNA
  9. The Determination of the Physical Features of the Donor of a Crime Scene Sample. NIJ Applied Technology Conference, Orange County, CA.
  10. Getting Blood form a Rock: Getting More and More from Less and Less.  International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL
  11. Y-STR Profiling in Extended Interval (> 3 days) Post Coital Samples. Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series (Applied Biosystems HID University), Chicago, IL.
  12. Double Strand Break Repair of Damaged DNA Templates. Lamers, R and Ballantyne, J.  The NIJ Conference. Arlington, VA
  13. Forensic Resource Network Operational Casework Support Programs at the National Center for Forensic Science. The NIJ Conference. Arlington, VA
  14. A Genetic Eyewitness: The Determination of Physical Characteristics of the Donor of a Body Fluid Stain.  The NIJ Conference. Arlington, VA
  15. Determination of the Age (Time Since Deposition) of a Biological Stain. Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. The NIJ Conference. Arlington, VA
  16. The Determination of the Physical Characteristics of an Individual from Bloodstains: Biological Age Determination. Alvarez, M. and Ballantyne, J.  The NIJ Conference. Arlington, VA
  17. Y-STR Profiling in Extended Interval (> 3 days) Post Coital Samples. Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series (Applied Biosystems HID University), Waltham, MA.
  18. Y-STR Operational Casework Support Programs at the National center for Forensic Science. Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators summer meeting, Austin, TX
  19. Long Term Ambient Temperature Storage, Stability, and Recovery Efficiency of RNA from a Reversible Porous Nanoparticle Matrix.  Alvarez, M., Almazan, M., Hogan, M., Utermohlen, J. and Ballantyne, J.  18th International Symposium on HumanIdentification, Hollywood, CA
  20. Repair of Human DNA from Forensic Samples.  Loseke, D., Carrano, J., Ballantyne, J., McDonald, J., Woodgate, R. and Hall, A.  18th International Symposium on Human Identification, Hollywood, CA
  21. Determining the Physical Characteristics of an Individual from Bloodstains: Biological Age Determination.  Alvarez, M. and Ballantyne, J.  18th International Symposium on Human Identification, Hollywood, CA
  22. The Whys and Whatnots of Y-STR Casework Analysis.  General Electric Global Research and the University of Albany Northeast Regional Forensic Institute, Forensic DNA Initiatives Seminar, Niskayuna, NY
  23. Biology of the Y Chromosome and Y-STRs. New technologies and applications in forensic biology workshop. 2nd Tri-Division Educational Conference. Utah Division, Nevada State Division and the Arizona Identification Council of the International Association for Identification in conjunction with the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists. Salt Lake City, UT.
  24. Getting Blood from a Stone: Getting More and More Forensic Evidence form Less and Less.  Qiagen Corporation, Gaithersburg, MD.

 

2006

Publications

  1. Comprehensive Annotated STR Physical Map of the Human Y Chromosome: Forensic Implications.  Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. Legal Medicine (2006) 8 110-120
  2. Laser Microdissection Separation of Pure Spermatozoa from Epithelial Cells for STR Analysis.  Sanders,C. T., Sanchez,N., Ballantyne,J. and. Peterson,D.A  J. Forensic Sci 51(4) 748-757 (2006)
  3. Novel thermostable Y-family Polymerases: Applications for the PCR Amplification of Damaged or Ancient DNAs.  McDonald,J.P., Hall, A., Gasparutto, D., Cadet J., Ballantyne J and Woodgate, R. Nucleic Acids Res (2006) 34 (4) 1102-1111
  4. The Identification of Newborns Using Messenger RNA Profiling Analysis. Alvarez, M. and Ballantyne, J. Anal Biochem 357 21-34 (2006)
  5. Testing and Evaluation of 43 ‘Non-Core’ Y Chromosome Markers for Forensic Casework Applications.  Hanson, E., Berdos, P. and Ballantyne, J.  J. Forensic Sci  51(6) 1298-1314 (2006)
  6. Y-STR Concordance Study Between Y-Plex™5, Y-Plex™6, Y-Plex™12, Powerplex®, Y-Filer™, MPI, and MPII.  Gross, A.M., Berdos, P. and Ballantyne, J.  J. Forensic Sci 51(6) 1423-28 (2006)
  7. Creating and Managing Effective Y-STR Databases. Ballantyne, J., Fatolitis, L. and Roewer. Profiles in DNA 9(2) 10-13 (2006)

Presentations

  1. The Biological Evidence Program at the National Center for Forensic Science, NIJ Applied Technologies and Partnerships Conference, Hilton Head, SC
  2. Age Identification by RNA Profiling: Validation of a Newborn Child- Specific Real-Time PCR Assay.  Co-author with Alvarez, M. AAFS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  3. Biochemical Repair and Lesion Bypass of Damaged DNA.  Co-author with Hall, A, Woodgate, R and McDonald, J.AAFS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  4. mRNA Profiling: Identification of Solid Tissues of Forensic Interest by Multiplex Real-Time PCR.  Co-author with Juusola, J. AAFS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  5. Development of a Speedy Rape Kit Screening Method.  Co-author with Hall, A. AAFS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  6. A Comparison of the Performance of Commercial Y-STR Kits for Operational Use with Challenging Samples: Extended Interval Post-Coital Samples, Mixtures and Environmental Insults Co-author with Press, K. and Hall, A. AAFS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  7. Population genetics of the Y chromosome and application of Y-STRs to casework.  Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology, Practical STR Statistics Workshop, Los Angeles, CA.
  8. mRNA Tissue Identification. The Bode Technology Group Third Annual Advanced DNA Technology Workshop, San Diego, CA.
  9. Ethnogeographic Profiling:  The Development of a Hierarchical SNP Typing System to Predict Ethnogeographic Ancestry.  Co-author with Sims, L. and Garvey, D.  Forensic Sciences Symposium, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  10. Taught Degree Courses: US Experience.  International Forensic e-SymposiumTM on Forensic Education, The Forensic Institute 2006 Series (www.e-symposium .com)
  11. The Compilation and Management of a Comprehensive US Y-STR Reference Database.  Co-author with Fatolitis, L. Annual NIJ DNA Grantees Meeting, Washington DC
  12. The Determination of the Physical Characteristics of an Individual from Biological Stains: Age Determination. Co-author with Alvarez, M. Annual NIJ DNA Grantees Meeting, Washington DC
  13. Human Identity Testing: A Biotechnology Based Revolution. Qiagen Investor and Analyst Meeting, New York City
  14. Mass Fatality Incident Management.Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, GA
  15. Burnett Honors College’s Career Opportunities in the Biomedical Sciences.  Forensic Science Careers.  University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  16. The Use of Recently Phylogenetically Defined Y-SNPs in a Typing System to Predict Ethnogeographic Ancestry Using Pyrosequencing Technology.  Sims, L., Garvey D. and Ballantyne, J.  17th International Symposium on Human Identification, Nashville, TX
  17. Strategies for Obtaining a DNA Profile of the Male Donor in Extended Interval (>72h) Post-Coital Cervico-Vaginal Samples Using Commercial Y-STR Multiplex Systems: Extraction Techniques, Post Amplification Clean Up and Novel Enzymes. Mayntz-Press, K. and Ballantyne, J. 17th International Symposium on Human Identification, Nashville, TX
  18. Dual Extraction of RNA and DNA from Human Body Fluids for Use in Forensic Casework. Hall, K., Kelly, A., Lin, M., Ballantyne, J., Craig, R. and Dugan, K. 17th International Symposium on Human Identification, Nashville, TX
  19. The SWGDAM Y Committee and the Consolidated National Y-STR Database. National CODIS Meeting, Crystal City, VA
  20. The Determination of Physical Features of the Donor of a Crime Scene Sample. National Conference on Science and the Law.  St Petersburg, FL.

 

2005

Publications

  1. Inference of Human Geographic Origins using Alu Insertion Polymorphisms.  Ray, D., Walker, J., Hall, A., Llewellyn, B., Ballantyne, J., Christian, A., Turteltaub, K., and Batzer, M.  For Sci Int  153 117-124 (2005)
  2. Multiplex mRNA Profiling for Body Fluid Identification.  Juusola, J. and Ballantyne, J.  For Sci Int  152 1-12 (2005)
  3. Whole Genome Amplification Strategy for Forensic Genetic Analysis Using Single or Few Cell Equivalents of Genomic DNA.  Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. Anal Biochem 346 246-257 (2005)
  4. DNA Identifications After the 9/11 World Trade Center Attack.  Biesecker LG, Bailey-Wilson JE, Ballantyne J, Baum H, Bieber FR, Brenner C, Budowle B, Butler JM, Carmody G, Conneally PM, Duceman B, Eisenberg A, Forman L2, Kidd KK, Leclair B, Niezgoda S, Parsons TJ, Pugh E, Shaler R, Sherry ST, Sozer A, Walsh A.  Science 310 1122-1123 (2005)
  5. Serology Overview.  Ballantyne J.  In Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Elsevier, Oxford.  Payne James, J., Byard, R., Corey, T and Henderson, C (Eds).  (2005) ISBN: 0-12-547970

Presentations

  1. A Lot from a Little: Forensic Genetics at UCF/NCFS.  Midwest Research Institute (MRI), Palm Bay, FL
  2. Strategies for the Automation of Forensic Serology Operations.  Quest for Automation and the Reality of Quality Standards Workshop.  Sponsored by Fitzco Inc. and Quality Forensics.  AAFS Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  3. Age Determination: The Identification of Newborns Using Messenger RNA Profiling Analysis.  Co-author with Alvarez, M.  AAFS Annual Meeting, New Orleans
  4. Assessment and In Vitro Repair of Damaged DNA Templates.  Co-author with Hall, A.  AAFS Annual Meeting, New Orleans
  5. mRNA Profiling for Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex Real-Time PCR.  Co-author with Juusola, J.  AAFS Annual Meeting, New Orleans
  6. mRNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex Real-Time PCR.  Co-author with Juusola, J.  Promega’s 16th International Symposium on Human Identification, Grapevine, TX
  7. The Future of DNA Profiling in Sexual Assault Investigations. Keynote speech. International Symposium on Sex Crimes, Toronto Police Department, Toronto, Canada
  8. Future of DNA Including Strategies for the Automation of Forensic Serology Operations.  External Lecture Series.  Centre for Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Canada.
  9. DNA-STR Testing in Criminal Investigations and Mass Disasters.  Department of Anthropolgy, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  10. An investigation of YSTR haplotype clustering among 298 Caucasian men in the   USAmerican Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City Utah.  Co-author with Garvey, D., Berdos, P. and Sims, L.
  11. mRNA Applications in Forensic Genetics.  Applied Biosystems Seminars, Foster   City, CA

 

2004

Publications

  1. A Highly Discriminating 21 Locus Y-STR “Megaplex” System Designed to Augment the Minimal Haplotype Loci for Forensic Science Casework.  Hanson, E. and Ballantyne, J. J Forensic Sci 49(1): 50-51 (2004)
  2. SWGDAM Developmental Validation of a 19 locus Y-STR System for Forensic Casework.  Daniels, D., Hall, A. and Ballantyne, J.  J Forensic Sci 49 (4) 668-683 (2004)
  3. Characterization of UVC-Induced DNA Damage in Physiological Stains: Forensic Implications. Hall, A. and Ballantyne, J. Anal Bioanal Chem 380 72-83 (2004)
  4. An mRNA and DNA Co-Isolation Method for Forensic Casework Samples.  Alvarez, M, Juusola, J and Ballantyne, J.  Anal Biochem 335: 289-298 (2004)

Presentations

  1. Stability and Recovery of mRNA in Biological Stains.  Co-author with Setzer, M. and Juusola, J.   AAFS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  2. mRNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex RT-PCR. Co-author with Juusola, J. and Miller, K.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  3. Strategies for Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA Analysis. Co-author with Hanson, E. and Raker, V.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  4. Mitochondrial DNA Analysis by Pyrosequencing. Co-author with Hastings, S. and Dugan, K.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  5. The Design and Development of a Comprehensive 49 Locus Y-STR Database For Major U.S. Populations (poster).  Co-author with Berdos, P.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  6. The Design and Development of a Comprehensive 49 Locus Y-STR Database For Major U.S. Populations. Co-author with Berdos, P.  Y-STR Analysis on Forensic Casework Workshop, AAFS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  7. Getting Blood Out of Stone: Eking Out More Information from Physiological Stains.  Applied Biosystems Annual Users Forum, AAFS Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  8. Assessment and In Vitro Repair of Damaged DNA Templates.  Co-author with Hall, A.  Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
  9. mRNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex RT-PCR.  Co-author with Juusola, J.  Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
  10. mRNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex RT-PCR.  Mid West Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) Spring Workshop, Chicago, IL
  11. Pyrosequencing Applications in Forensic Science: Y-SNPs, mtDNA Analysis and Microbial Forensics.  Mid West Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) Spring Workshop, Chicago, IL
  12. mRNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex RT-PCR.  Ancient DNA Internship Program, Paleo-DNA Laboratory, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  13. The Molecular Genetics of the Y Chromosome and the Utility of Y-Chromosome Markers in Forensic Science.  Forensic DNA Technology Workshop, Promega Corporation and Center for Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Canada
  14. Assessment and Repair of Damaged DNA Templates.  Co-author with Hall, A.  NIJ Fifth Annual DNA Grantees Workshop, Washington DC
  15. Determination of the Age of an Individual from Biological Samples Deposited at the Crime Scene.  Annual Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation, Washington DC
  16. Assessment and Repair of Damaged DNA Templates. Co-author with Hall, A.  Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists, MAFS, MWAFS and SAFS, Orlando, FL
  17. A Modified Whole Genome Amplification Method for STR Analysis Using Single or Few Cell Equivalents of Input genomic DNA.  Co-author with Hanson, E.  Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists, MAFS, MWAFS and SAFS, Orlando, FL
  18. Age Determination: The Identification of Newborns Using messenger RNA Profiling Analysis.  Co-author with Alvarez, M.  Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists, MAFS, MWAFS and SAFS, Orlando, FL
  19. mRNA Profiling: Body Fluid Identification Using Multiplex Real Time PCR.  Co-author with Juusola, J.  Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists, MAFS, MWAFS and SAFS, Orlando, FL
  20. The Forensic Biology Program at the National Center for Forensic Science.  The FRN/CLIP National Conference: Innovative Partnerships.  Tampa, FL
  21. Principles of Nucleic Acid Biochemstry.  Fundamentals of Molecular Biology for Forensic Scientists Workshop.  15th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ
  22. Y chromosome Biology.  Fundamentals of Molecular Biology for Forensic Scientists Workshop.  15th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ
  23. Basic Population Genetics.  Fundamentals of Molecular Biology for Forensic Scientists Workshop.  15th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ
  24. Inference of Human Geographic Origins Using ALU Insertion Polymorphisms. Co-author with Ray, D., Walker, J., Hall, A., Llewellyn, B., Christian, A., Turteltaub, K. and Batzer, M.  15th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ
  25. Assessment and In Vitro Repair of Damaged DNA Templates-Forensic Implications. Co-author with Hall, A.  American Society for Microbiology Conference.  DNA Repair and Mutagenesis: From Molecular Structure to Biological Consequences, Southampton, Bermuda

 

2003

Publications

  1. Messenger RNA Profiling: A Prototype Method to Supplant Conventional Methods for Body Fluid   Identification.  Juusola, J. and Ballantyne J.  For. Sci.  Int. 135: 85-96 (2003)
  2. The development of an 18 Loci Y-STR system for Forensic Casework. Hall, A. and Ballantyne, J. Anal Bioanal Chem 276 1234-1246 (2003)
  3. Novel Y-STR Typing Strategies Reveal the Genetic Profile of the Semen Donor in Extended Interval Post Coital Cervicovaginal Samples. Hall, A. and Ballantyne, J. J For Sci Int 136: 58-72 (2003)
  4. Strategies for the Design and Assessment of Y-STR Multiplex for Forensic Use. Hall, A. and Ballantyne, J. Forensic Sci Rev 15(2) 137-149 (2003)

 

Presentations

  1. Highly Discriminating Y-STR Multiplexes Suitable for Forensic Use to Permit the Determination of 49-loci Male Haplotypes.  Co-author with Hansen, E. AAFS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  2. DNA Identification of Mass Fatality Casualties. Florida Emergency Mortuary Response System Training Seminar, Orlando, FL
  3. A Mass Fatality Guide for Medical Examiners and Coroners. Co-author with Whitcomb, C. AAFS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  4. The Design and Compilation of a US Y -STR Haplotype Reference Database.  Co-author with Berdos, P., and Hansen, E. AAFS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  5. Y-SNP Analysis by Pyrosequencing.  Co-author with Fletcher, J. AAFS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  6. Strategies for Typing DNA from Damaged Spermatozoa.  Co-author with Hall, A. Extracting DNA Profiles from Challenging Sample Materials Workshop. AAFS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  7. Innovative Uses of Y Chromosome Markers in Forensic Science. Ancient DNA Training Program, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
  8. Assessment of Damaged DNA Templates.  Co-author with Hall, A.  NIJ fourth Annual DNA Grantees Workshop, Washington DC
  9. Streamlined Processing of Sexual Assault Kits: Programs and Early Applications.  Co-author with Hall, A.  NIJ fourth Annual DNA Grantees Workshop, Washington DC
  10. DNA Profiling of the Semen Donor in Extended Interval (>48 h) Post Coital Cervicovaginal Samples.  Co-author with Hall, A.  European Academy of Forensic Sciences of the European Forensic Science Institutes, Istanbul, Turkey
  11. Messenger RNA Profiling for Body Fluid Identification.  Co-author with Juusola, J.  FBI Symposium on Crime Laboratory Management.  Minneapolis, MN

 

Pre-2003

Publications

  1. Immunoglobulins: Polyclonal and Monoclonal Antibodies.  Ballantyne, J., Mandle, R. and Bing, D.H.  Chapter 36 In Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, Third Edition.  Churchill Livingstone, New York, (2000)
  2. Serology Overview.  Ballantyne J. In Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, Academic Press, London (2000)
  3. Efficient Recombination of a Switch Substrate Retrovector in CD40-Activated B Lymphocytes: Implications for the Control of CH Gene Switch Recombination.  Ballantyne, J., Henry, D.H., Muller, J.R., Briere, F., Snapper, C.M., Kehry, M. and  Marcu, K.B.   J. Immunol., 161, 1336-1347, (1998)
  4. Mass Disaster Genetics.  Nature Genet. 15, 329-331 (1997)
  5. Antibody Class Switch Recombinase Activity is B Cell Stage Specific and Functions Stochastically in the Absence of ‘Targeted Accessibility’ Control.  Ballantyne, J., Henry, D. and Marcu, K.  Int. Immunol. 9, 963-974, (1997)
  6. The Applicability of Formalin Fixed and Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissues in Forensic
  7. DNA Analysis.  Romero, R., Juston, A.C., Ballantyne, J. and Henry, B.E.  J. Forensic. Sci. 42, 708-714, (1997)
  8. Forensic Applications of a Rapid, Sensitive and Precise Multiplex Analysis of the Four Short Tandem Repeat Loci HUMVWF31/A., HUMTH01, HUMF13A1, and HUMFES/FPS.  Robertson, J.M., Sgueglia, J.B., Badger, C.A., Juston, A.C. and Ballantyne, J.  Electrophoresis 16, 1568-1576 (1995)
  9. Chromosomally Integrated Retroviral Substrates are Sensitive Indicators of an Antibody Class Switch Recombinase-Like Activity.  Ballantyne, J., Ozsvath, L., Bondarchuk, K. and Marcu, K.B.  Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol. 194, 439-448 (1995)
  10. DNA Technology in a County Forensic Science Laboratory Setting.  In  Banbury Conference on ‘DNA Technology and Forensic Science.’  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY.  (1989)
  11. Banbury Report 32: DNA Technology and Forensic Science.  Ed.  Ballantyne, J., Sensabaugh, G. and Witkowski, J.  New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, NY.  (1989)

Presentations

  1. Robust Multiplex Amplification of Y-STR Loci.  Co-author with Hall, A.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  2. New ways of looking at old and old ways of looking at new DNA.  Ancient DNA Training Program, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
  3. The Development of an RNA Based Assay System for Body Fluid Stain Identification.  Co-author with Juusola, J.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
  4. Forensic Biometrics: The Determination of Individual Physical Characteristics by DNA Typing.  Co-author with Kotkin, M. 13th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ
  5. Body Fluid Identification by RNA Profiling.   Future Directions in Forensic Biology Workshop.  SWAFS 2002 Training Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  6. Y-Chromosome Markers.  Future Directions in Forensic Biology Workshop.  SWAFS 2002 Training Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  7. Assessment and Repair of Damaged DNA.  Future Directions in Forensic Biology Workshop.  SWAFS 2002 Training Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  8. Development of a Panel of Y Chromosome Markers for Forensic Use.  Co-author with Hall, A.  AAFS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  9. The Development of a panel of Y chromosome Markers for Forensic Use.  Center for Bioinformatics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh-Durham
  10. The Development of an RNA Based Assay System To Supplant Conventional Methods for Body Fluid Identification.  Co-author with Juusola, J. 12th International Symposium on Human Identification, Biloxi, MS
  11. The Role of the Crime Laboratory in Mass Fatality Incidents.  American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
  12. Forensic Identification by Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA.  Maples Center for Forensic medicine, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
  13. How Can DNA Research and Development Enhance Victim’s Rights? The Fifth Annual Conference on the future of DNA: Implications for the Criminal Justice System.  The National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. New York, New York
  14. Casework Analysis Using a Megaplex STR System for Human Identification.  Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B., Juston, A.C.,  Dooling, K.E., Sherlock-Reich, L., Scioli-Jordan, R. and Willard, J. M.  AAFS Annual Meeting,  San Francisco, CA
  15. The Use of DNA Analysis to Identify Victims of Mass Disasters: TWA Flight 800 and the Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc., Explosion.   Co-author with Willard, J.M., Lee, D.A., Ross, J.P., Wilson, R.E. and Holland, M.M. AAFS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  16. Electrophoretic variation at the FGA Locus. Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B., Juston, A.C. and Essex,B.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, Rhode Island
  17. Testing, Evaluation and Validation, CLIP Summit, NIJ, Washington, DC
  18. TWA Flight 800 Mass Disaster-DNA Identification of Human Remains.  Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B., Juston, A.C., Sherlock-Reich, L., Scioli-Jordan, R., Galdi, J. and Philip, M.  AAFS Annual Meeting, New York, NY
  19. Multiple STR Multiplexes Make for a Multitude of Possible Genotypes.  Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B. and Juston, A.  AAFS Annual Meeting, New York, NY
  20. Validation and Casework Analysis Using a Megaplex STR System.  Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B., Juston, A.C., Dooling, K.E. and Cannella, C.   NEAFS Annual Meeting, White Plains, NY
  21. Multiple STR Multiplexes Make for a Multitude of Possible Genotypes.  Amplitype Users Forum, AAFS, Nashville, TN
  22. Quality Assurance in the DNA Laboratory.  National Conference on the Future of DNA: Implications for the Criminal Justice System.  Washington, DC
  23. Forensic Casework Analysis Using Multiple STR Multiplexes on a Multitude of Sample Types.  Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B. and Juston, A.C.  Seventh International Symposium on Human Identification.  Scottsdale, AZ
  24. Forensic Casework Analysis Using Multiple STR Multiplexes on a Multitude of Sample Types.  Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B.S. and Juston, A.C. NEAFS Annual Meeting, Poconos, PA
  25. TWA Mass Disaster-Identification of Human Remains.  Co-author with Sgueglia, J.B., Juston, A.C., Reich, L.S., Jordan, R.S., Galdi, J. And Phillip, M.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, Poconos, PA
  26. DNA Advisory Board, Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ
  27. The Integration of HLA DQa and PM Analysis into an Operational Forensic Biology Setting.  Amplitype Users Forum, AAFS, Seattle, WA
  28. The Evaluation of Chemiluminescent RFLP Probes for Forensic Casework.  Co-author with J.B. Sgueglia, M. Philip and T.L. Ferguson.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT
  29. The Long Island Fingernail Phenomenon.  Co-author with D. Alia, R.S. Jordan and L.S. Reich.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT
  30. Use of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a PCR Additive.  Co-author with R. S. Jordan, J. Eberhardt, and L.S. Reich.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT
  31. Validation Studies on a Semi-Automated Multiplex Analysis of Four Short Tandem Repeat Loci, HUMVWA31, HUMTH01, HUMF13A1 and HUMFES/FPS.  Co-author with J.B. Sgueglia, A. Juston and K. Galindo.  Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) Annual Meeting, New York, NY
  32. The Efficacy of PM Analysis for Routine Forensic Biology Casework.  Co-author with L. S-Reich and R. S. Jordan.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, New York, NY
  33. A Sensitive Rapid Gender Identification Test Utilizing the X-Y Homologous Gene Amelogenin.  Co-author with K. Galindo.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, New York, NY
  34. Trace and DNA: A Hairy Experience.  Co-author with J.B. Sgueglia, T. Zaveski, and L.S-Reich.  NEAFS Annual Meeting, New York, NY
  35. Revising an Existing PGM ULPAGIF Method to Accommodate Pharmacia’s Reformulated Ampholines.  Co-author with C. Wagner, A. Juston, P. Dhawan, R. Baumann and D. Alia.  NEAFS Annual meeting, New York, NY
  36. Use of a Semi-Automated Multiplex PCR Method to Evaluate Four Short Tandem Repeat Loci.  Co-author with J.B. Sgueglia, A. Juston and J. Galdi.  Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Springfield, MA
  37. Validation of AHSG as a Genetic Marker System in Forensic Science.  Co-author with L.S. Remmert.  Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ.
  38. Extraction Strategies for Routine HLA DQa Analysis.  Co-author with R.S. Jordan and L.S. Remmert.  Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ
  39. Quality Assurance in the Forensic Serology Laboratory.  Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting, Mystic, CT
  40. The ABO Typing of Hair as a Routine Casework Method.  International Association of Forensic Sciences, Oxford, UK