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Analysis of TNT, DNA Methylation, and Hair Pigmentation via Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Spectroscopic Techniques

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posted on 2019-10-16, 17:15 authored by Jacqueline Syra RuchtiJacqueline Syra Ruchti
This work consisted of three projects. The first focused on analyzing TNT residue collected from post-blast backpack debris with an M-Vac. The second focused on analyzing DNA methylation in blowflies to determine a post-mortem interval based on the blowfly's age. The third focused on analyzing hair pigmentation to build a statistical database to further support evidence presented in court.


Degree Type

  • Master of Science


  • Forensic and Investigative Sciences

Campus location

  • Indianapolis

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

John Goodpaster, Ph.D.

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee co-chair

Nicholas Manicke, Ph.D.

Additional Committee Member 2

Christine Picard, Ph.D.

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