Center for Computational Genomics

Ranajit Chakraborty, Professor

Ranajit Chakraborty, PhD
Dept: Molecular and Medical Genetics
Address: CBH-249
Phone: 817-735-2421
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Xavier G. Aranda, Ph.D. Program – BMSC (Changing to FGEN – Spring 2012)

Brief Background:
He completed his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences in May 2003 with emphasis in Forensic applications and entered the Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences in August 2003.  Entering into the Forensic Genetics Department in Spring 2012.

The project involves the compilation of a world wide database for the CODIS loci to assess the overall power of discrimination and re-evaluation of the minimum allele frequency.  Additionally, convenient samples will be utilized to demonstrate independence between autosomal STR, mitochondrial, and Y STR data for statistical potency for human identification purposes.

Time-line of Completion of Training: The estimated/projected completion is August 2012.

Advisory/Supervising Committee:
Major Professor:      Ranajit Chakraborty, Ph.D.
Committee Members:    Arthur J. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Bruce Budowle, Ph.D.
Joseph Warren, Ph.D.
Wolfram Siede, Ph.D.
University Member:    Dan Dimitrijevich, Ph.D.

Nichole E. Sifuentes, MS Student

I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Forensic Science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in December 2009. I joined the UNTHSC program in May of 2010 as part of the Class of 2012.

My research is centralized at the Austin Department of Public Safety in which I am determining whether the CODIS Offender database is really a random sample of crime related individuals by analyzing actual CODIS
searches performed consecutively over the years.

My research begins January 23, 2012 and should conclude in March, I am projected to graduated in May of 2012.

My major professor is Dr. Ranajit Chakraborty. My committee members include Dr. John Planz, Dr. Lisa Hodge and Dr. Hriday Das.

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