Madonna University Forensic Science Research Facility

The Forensic Science Program fosters professional relationships that provide opportunities for faculty and students to present and publish the research data generated within the Madonna University Forensic Science Research Facility. Students have also been able to participate with faculty members on long term research funded through the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Funding is available for students to help cover the costs of publication and travel to professional functions to present research.

Forensics Lab

Forensics Lab

Current Research Projects

Jessica Zarate, MS
Ms. Zarate’s research interests are primarily in the impression evidence discipline with a focus on using fluorogenic methods to detect, lift, enhance, and preserve blood and other proteinaceous evidence, specializing in the recovery of impressions from difficult substrates, such as human skin.