Meet Dr. Jamie Fredericks
Dr. Jamie Fredericks is our new assistant professor in forensic biology. Although a British national, Dr. Fredericks has arrived from Cape Town, South Africa. During his time in South Africa, Dr. Fredericks was employed as a post-doctoral scientist at the University of the Western Cape. He was also involved in several criminal cases, identifying skeletal remains for the South African Police Service.
Dr. Fredericks has gained significant experience in forensic DNA analysis and reporting. At EKU, Dr. Fredericks intends to explore several research areas, including the application of nanotechnology in forensic science to improve existing procedures and protocols currently utilized in DNA analysis. From Fall 2015, the Forensic Science Program will be offering new lecture and laboratory courses in Forensic Biology. The courses will cover all aspects of forensic biology, including DNA analysis and forensic anthropology. The course will provide students with all the necessary tools to succeed in a career in forensic biology.
Dr. Fredericks gained his PhD from Cranfield University in 2011 in the field of forensic science, thesis entitled ‘Development of New Tools for Forensic Analysis of DNA from Compromised Bone’. He also has an MSc in Forensic Anthropology from the University of Central Lancashire and an undergraduate degree (BSc Hons) in Applied Biology which he gained from University of Bath.
Dr. Jamie Fredericks
Published on September 14, 2014