EISENBERG PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR

June 8, 2005

Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, was promoted from associate professor to professor in the department of pathology and anatomy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

A pioneer in the development of DNA identity testing, Dr. Eisenberg helped develop many of the procedures, techniques and quality-control standards currently used in DNA testing.

Dr. Eisenberg also serves as director of the DNA Identity Laboratory housed at the health science center. He is the former chairman of the FBIâ??s DNA Advisory Board, which recommends standards to the bureauâ??s director for DNA quality assurance and for proficiency testing at forensic laboratories throughout the United States.

Dr. Eisenberg is a member of the American Association of Blood Banks and serves on several committees including the National Forensic DNA Review Panel and the College of American Pathologists Histocompatibility/Identity Testing Proficiency Committee. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and a master of science degree and a PhD in molecular biology from the State University of New York at Albany.

A native of Bronx, N.Y., Dr. Eisenberg currently resides in North Richland Hills.

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Contact: Andrea Arterbery 817-735-5152, pager 817-216-0345, e-mail aarterbe@hsc.unt.edu

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