Management

Norah Rudin, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Norah Rudin holds a B.A. from Pomona College and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She is a member of the California Association of Criminalists, a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Criminalistics.

After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, she served three years as a full-time consultant for the California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory and has also served as consulting technical leader for the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement DNA Laboratory, the San Francisco Crime Laboratory DNA Section, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department DNA Laboratory. Dr. Rudin has co-authored An Introduction to DNA Forensic Analysis and Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science. She is also the author of the Dictionary of Modern Biology.

Dr. Rudin has taught a variety of general forensic and forensic DNA courses for the University of California at Berkeley extension and on-line. She is frequently invited to speak at various legal symposia and forensic conferences, and recently served a guberatorial appointment to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science Scientific Advisory Committee. She remains active as an independent consultant and expert witness in forensic DNA.

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Keith Inman, M.Crim

Treasurer, Secretary and CFO

Keith Inman holds a B.S. and MCrim., both from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a Fellow of the American Board of Criminalistics.

In his professional career he has been employed as a criminalist by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, the Oakland Police Department, and the California Department of Justice DNA Laboratory. He was also in private practice at Forensic Science Services of CA Inc., and Forensic Analytical Sciences, Inc. Both were private crime laboratories which undertook prosecution and defense work.

He currently is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Administration department at California State University, East Bay. He has also taught a variety of general forensic science and forensic DNA courses for the University of California at Berkeley Extension and on-line. He has co-authored An Introduction to DNA Forensic Analysis and Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science. He is frequently invited to speak at various legal symposia and forensic conferences and is active as an independent consultant and expert witness in forensic DNA.

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Kirk Lohmueller, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Lohmueller’s interests in population genetics began when he was a high school student. He worked with Dr. Joel Hirschhorn at the Whitehead MIT/Center for Genome Research (now the Broad Institute). While there, he conducted a large review and meta-analysis of genetic association studies. He then completed his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University.

Dr. Lohmueller later received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2009 where he was advised by Dr. Andrew Clark and Dr. Carlos Bustamante. His work at Cornell focused on understanding human demography and its implications for the detection and dynamics of natural selection

In 2010, he began his postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Miller Research Fellow hosted by Dr. Rasmus Nielsen. Much of this work involved analyzing next-generation sequencing data from exomes, full genomes, and ancient genomes. A recent focus of Dr. Lohmueller’s research has been on the statistical interpretation of challenging forensic DNA samples as well as other statistical issues in forensic genetics. He teaches a basic course on forensic population genetics for the California Criminalistics Institute.

Dr. Lohmueller is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles where he is continuing his research on evolutionary, medical, and forensic genetics.

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