About the Authors

Kiana M. DelGrosso

Kiana M. DelGrosso is a student starting her fourth year in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science. Her main concentration is in Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University where she will graduate in 2017 with a BA in biochemistry and in 2018 with a Masters in Forensic Science and Law. The research she is interested in at the moment is forensic anthropology which is the study of bones. Her research project focuses on proving if calcium degrades, increases, or remains the same in bone samples that are submerged in river water over a period of time. Kiana’s future aspirations include being able to study forensic psychology and either join the Behavioral Analysis Unit or the Violent Crimes Against Children program that are both present at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Marissa Felinczak

Marissa Felinczak is in the 5th year of her Master’s Program studying Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University. She graduated May 2016 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and will graduate May 2017 with her Maters. She is interested in forensic biology and is conducting research in that area.

Gina Gallucci

Gina Gallucci is a fifth year Forensic Science and Law student at Duquesne University. She recently graduated from Duquesne with her undergrad in Biology and will graduate in May of 2017 with her Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law. She is conducting ongoing independent toxicological research as her graduate project. Her fields of interest in forensics include toxicology, firearms, and biology.

Viktor Naumovski

Viktor Naumovski is a 4th year student enrolled in the Forensic Science and Law program at Duquesne University. He plans to graduate in May of 2018 and has an interest in toxicology and forensic chemistry. He is performing an independent research project on the identification and quantification of ingredients within medicine.

Emma-Rae Ranger

Emma-Rae Ranger is in her 4th year at Duquesne University studying to receive a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Computer Science with minors in mathematics, sociology, and biology. She is currently a candidate for an MS in Forensic Science and Law. At present, Emma-Rae is conducting research in hopes of developing a method for the extraction of GSR components — lead, antimony, and barium — from blood samples without compromising the integrity of hemoglobin contained within the blood. In the future, Emma-Rae is looking into computer forensics and digital forensics with the FBI as well as forensic anthropology with particular specialty in facial reconstruction.

Kenneth Ujevich

Kenneth Ujevich is a senior at Duquesne University enrolled in the Forensic Science & Law program. He plans to graduate in May 2018 and is interested in the field of gunshot residue (GSR) analysis. He is currently performing independent research regarding the collection and identification of GSR from hair.