Glenn Langenburg, PH.D

Glenn Langenburg is certified latent print examiner and has been performing fingerprint examinations for over 19 years.  He manages a consulting business (Elite Forensic Services, LLC) which provides training courses to fingerprint examiners around the world.  He has experience with crime scenes and bloodstain pattern evidence and he is certified as a general criminalist by the American Board of Criminalistics.  Glenn has a Ph.D. in Forensic Science from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His thesis, “A Critical Analysis and Study of the ACE-V Process”, focuses on decision-making and the application of ACE-V by fingerprint experts.  Glenn has lectured and hosted workshops nationally and internationally at forensic science conferences on topics including Daubert issues, research, probabilistic approach, error rates, and fingerprint methodology.  He has published numerous research articles in peer reviewed journals.  Glenn had the privilege of serving the fingerprint community as a member of SWGFAST (Scientific Working Group for Friction Ridge Analysis, Study, and Technology) for ten years.  He also co-hosts a podcast, “The Double Loop Podcast”, on fingerprint topics with Eric Ray.

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William Thompson, Ph.D

Dr. Bill Thompson is interested in the use of expert evidence in the courtroom, including forensic science, particularly forensic DNA tests, statistical testimony, and social science evidence of all types. He studies and write about the strengths and limitations of various types of evidence and about the ability of lay juries to evaluate evidence. His work is multidisciplinary, involving law, psychology, various areas of biology (particularly genetics and molecular biology), and statistics.

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Maher (max) Noureddine PH.D

Dr. Noureddine is a molecular geneticist with extensive background in scientific research and training in human genetics, expertise in DNA forensics, as well as healthcare industry consulting.   He is President of ForensiGen, LLC.  Dr. Noureddine earned his B.S. in Biology from Radford University in Virginia, an M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University Medical Center (The Center for Human Genetics), where he published many articles on the genetics of Parkinson Disease and other human genetic disorders.  His expertise includes specialized training in complex genomics, DNA fingerprinting, mitochondrial genome analysis, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism studies, and state of the art methodologies in gene structure and function studies.  Between 2005 and 2007, Dr. Noureddine was a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH, where he studied the tumor suppressor gene p53 and genomic variations that confer cancer susceptibility in humans.  While at NIEHS, he developed a novel fluorescent microsphere based assay for investigating p53 interactions with elements in the genome.

Between 2007 and December of 2010, Dr. Noureddine served as the Chief Scientific Officer for a North Carolina-based healthcare services company, Thought Leader Select, LLC.  Thought Leader Select (TLS) specializes in identifying and objectively profiling thousands of global, national and regional healthcare and scientific experts (known as Thought Leaders) from a wide range of therapeutic areas, backgrounds and sets of skills (MDs, PAs, NPs, PhDs, PharmDs, RNs, Veterinarians, Health Economists, etc).  Dr. Noureddine led many Thought Leader identification and scientific validation projects for various clients in numerous therapeutic areas such as Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Disease, Kidney Disease, Neurodegenerative Disease, Inflammatory Disorders, Hemophilia, and many others.   His role included full oversight of the company’s IT platform and the strategic development and integration of IT and research capabilities.  Dr. Noureddine ensured strict compliance with data privacy laws in the US and globally, and educated clients and Thought Leaders on such laws.  He stepped down from TLS to focus on his interests in forensics and education.

Currently, as a recognized forensic DNA expert and President of the forensics consulting company ForensiGen, LLC, Dr. Noureddine provides services and expert counsel to law professionals on DNA and biological evidence in criminal and civil casework, as well as consulting services to the public in the area of genetic testing (maternity/paternity, sibship, genetic disease).  He is Founder and President of the Institute for Advanced Career Development (IACD), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is dedicated to education and career training.  He spearheads the IACD’s efforts of developing highly customized training courses and workshops in the area of DNA forensics and biologic evidence for law professionals, health professionals and the public.  Dr. Noureddine is a member of the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), and the International Association for Identification (IAI).  Certification: American Board of Criminalistics.

His other experiences include years of public service as a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary), a benevolent organization that is dedicated to aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.  He is an experienced search and rescue pilot, and currently serves as the Commanding Officer of seven Civil Air Patrol units in the central region of North Carolina.

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Berch Henry, Ph.D

Dr. Berch Henry is the laboratory director of Arkansas Genomics and is responsible for the daily functions of the lab, including DNA analysis. He is a leader in his practice with over twenty five years of experience in DNA Testing.

Dr. Henry began his forensic DNA career in 1990 and has extensive experience in all methods of forensic DNA analysis. Prior to joining Arkansas Genomics, Dr. Henry held a position with the Forensic DNA Facility at North Dakota State University from 2006 thru 2010, serving as the program Director. He was also an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Before joining NDSU he served in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory as DNA Laboratory Manager and Technical Leader from 1998 to 2006. From 1996-1998, Dr. Henry held the position of Biology Coordinator of the State DNA Forensic Program for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and from 1990-1996 served in the Forensic Science Division Washoe County Sheriff’s Department. During his career, he has served as an expert witness in numerous jurisdictions in several states.

From 1985-1996 Dr. Henry served on the faculty of the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. He joined the faculty of the National Judicial College in 1990 and served in that capacity until 2005. His primary area of interest has been the study of Molecular Biology with particular emphasis on the development and uses of DNA Technology. Dr. Henry received his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology in 1979 from University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He was awarded NIH and ACS postdoctoral Fellowships and completed four years of postdoctoral training followed by one year as Research Associate at the Cancer Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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