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November 10, 2005

Source: Laurentian University of Sudbury:

Forensic science expert to speak at Laurentian University

Dr. George Carmody, a widely recognized expert in population genetics, will be at Laurentian University to present a lecture entitled "Identification of Humans Using DNA" on Thursday, November 17, at 8 p.m., in room C-304 of the Classroom Building. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

Dr. Carmody, a biology professor at Carleton University, is well recognized in the scientific and legal communities as an expert in population genetics and statistics as they apply to forensic applications.

During his distinguished career, Dr. Carmody has presented briefings at numerous lectures and seminars around the world. He has also played a key role in investigating disasters such as the Swiss Air Flight 111 crash off the coast of Nova Scotia, the World Trade Centre disaster and many high-profile crimes such as the Pickton pig farm in British Columbia.

Dr. Carmody graduated from Columbia University with a Ph.D. in Zoology. Following this, he became a postdoctoral fellow in population biology at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty of Carleton University in 1969. During his 36 years at Carleton University, Dr. Carmody has spent sabbatical leaves as a senior fellow in genetics at the University of Nottingham, has been a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina , and a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston .

For more information, please contact Ms. Lindsey Forest, Laurentian University student and Forensic Council President at

Paul de la Riva
Public Affairs
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Ontario
(705) 675-1151, ext. 3406



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