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Marcel Burton

Marcel Burton

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329 Whitmore Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-6758

Biography

Hi! My name is Marcel Burton. I am from Burlington County, New Jersey. I graduated from Stockton University in May 2016, with a B.S in Biology, minor in Chemistry, and concentration in Forensic Science. I have always known that I wanted to pursue Forensic Science in my future and I get intrigued learning about the field.  I applied and decided to join Penn State’s program in Forensic Science because I loved the atmosphere and wanted the challenge. My future is still to be determined, but I hope to eventually work in a crime lab as a DNA analyst. My hobbies include reading and dancing, which I do in my free time here at Penn State.

Research Interests

My research project entails using direct amplification on various body fluids deposited onto simulated crime scene samples. After amplification, the samples are analyzed through Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis in hopes to produce full and concordant profiles.