Episode 233 | Just Identifying Lake Erie John DoeJaclynn McKay
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McKay, J., Gilson, T., Kaur, K., & Lekova, H. (2022, December 16). Just Science. Just Identifying Lake Erie John Doe. [Audio podcast episode]. The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence. https://forensiccoe.org/podcast-2022-case-studies-part2-ep4/
Dr. Thomas Gilson is the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner and Director of the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory. Dr. Gilson is a forensic pathologist and was appointed the Medical Examiner in 2011. He received his training in general pathology at the University of Cincinnati and subspecialty training in forensic pathology at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York. Dr. Gilson is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania (M.D.) and St Joseph’s University (B.S.) in Philadelphia. His research interests include the application of forensic medicine to public health.
Dr. Harmeet Kaur is the Managing Laboratory Director of the Cuyahoga County Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, and the Laboratory Director of the Parentage & Identification Unit under the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Dr. Kaur is a forensic scientist with expertise in Forensic DNA and DNA relationship testing. She joined the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office (now Medical Examiner’s Office) in 2007. She is responsible for managing daily operations of the Cuyahoga County Regional Forensic Science Laboratory and directing all operations of Parentage & Identification Laboratory.
Hristina Lekova is a Supervisor of the Parentage and Identification Department at the Cuyahoga County Regional Forensic Science Laboratory as a part of Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hristina is a Forensic DNA Scientist. She received her training in relationship testing at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. She joined the Office of the Medical Examiner in 2007. She received her master’s degree in Biotechnology from Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria. Her interests include new methods for DNA extraction and purification from challenging samples such as old bones and formalin fixed tissue.