Forensic Science Program

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Faculty of the Department and of the Forensic Sciences Program

The Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, the home department of forensic science, has around 15 full-time graduate faculty, including the core forensic science faculty.

A. Karl Larsen, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Forensic Science, Director of Graduate Studies, M.S. Forensic Science program

Adam Negrusz, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Forensic Science and Toxicology; Director, UIC Animal Forensic Toxicology Laboratory; Director of Graduate Studies for the M.S. Forensic Toxicology program

R.E. Gaensslen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Forensic Science; and Director of Graduate Studies-Emeritus; Associate Editor, Journal of Forensic Sciences; Part-time Coordinator of External Research

William T. Beck, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics; Head of the Department

R. Francis Schlemmer, Ph.D.  Associate Professor Emeritus, Pharmacodynamics

Donald P. Waller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Pharmacology

Djaja D. Soeharto, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacognosy; Adjunct Professor, Forensic Science

   In addition, a number of individuals from forensic science laboratories and agencies regularly contribute to the program as adjunct faculty members. They include:

* Rodney Anderson, B.S., Training and Applications Coordinator, Forensic Biology, ISP Forensic Science Center at Chicago, Adjunct Lecturer

Jan Johnson, Ph.D.,  Director, ISP Forensic Science Center at Chicago, Adjunct Professor

Gary Laughlin, Ph.D., Director, McCrone Research Institute, Chicago IL, Adjunct Associate Professor

William Demuth.,  Firearms and Toolmarks Training Coordinator, ISP Forensic Science Center at Chicago, Adjunct Lecturer

Stephen McKasson, B.S., Consultant;  retired Training & Applications Coordinator, Pattern Evidence, ISP Southern Illinois Forensic Science Center at Carbondale, Adjunct Lecturer

Richard Paulas, M.S., Training & Applications Coordinator, Forensic Drug Analysis, ISP Forensic Science Center at Chicago, Adjunct Lecturer

James Snaidauf, B.S., Latent Prints Analyst, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, National Forensic Chemistry Center, Chicago, Adjunct Lecturer

* Illinois State Police - Designated UIC Program Liaison