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  1. Kelsey T. Ruddick

  2. Background/Achievements • Shrewsbury High School –2005 Graduation • Sophomore year (2007) won the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Award - 13th winner from MassBay Community College • Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa • Currently working part-time at SBH Sciences, Inc. in Natick as an undergraduate • Planned graduation from MBCC in May 2008

  3. The Biotechnology and Forensic DNA Science Program at MassBay • Created in 1995 by Dr. Bruce Jackson, a nationally recognized forensic DNA expert and molecular geneticist • Ongoing and national prostate and breast cancer research project • Hands-on instruction using real criminal and anthropological cases • Major program focus on mitochondrial DNA analysis • Collaborators include: FBI, Armed Forces DNA Identification Labs (AFDIL), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Dr. Bruce Jackson (alias Dr. J.)

  4. MassBay Community College Forensic Projects “Lady of the Dunes” Portsmouth “African Slave Burial Ground” The Madison Project

  5. Presentations • Tech Day at MassBay Community College (MBCC) • Massachusetts State Legislators meeting at MBCC • Massachusetts Biotechnology Teachers Conference at Framingham State College • College Health Fair at MBCC • Commonwealth College Undergraduate Research Conference at UMASS Amherst 2nd Annual Biology and Health Conference: DNA and Health Bridgewater State College

  6. Thank You! Biotechnology & Forensic DNA Science Program at MassBay Community CollegeWelcomes ToursPlease Come and Visit!

  7. Acknowledgements Thanks to: • Our mentors, Dr. Jackson and Dr. Wilson, for providing us with the assistance needed to complete our research; their expertise and guidance have been invaluable. • Bruce Budowle, head of Forensics at the FBI, for his collaboration and dedication to our Forensic program. • Dr. Kathleen Wheeler, Historical Archeologist for the State of New Hampshire, for her dedication to the ASBG project. • Dr. Richard Boisvert, Historical Archeologist for the State of New Hampshire, for his time and efforts in the development of the ASBG project. • Provincetown Chief of Police, Sgt. Warren Tobias, for his time, effort, and loyalty to the continuation of the LOTD project.