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Reena Roy

Reena Roy

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  • Director, Forensic Science Graduate Program
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
325B Whitmore
University Park, PA 16802
Email: rxr34@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 867-2054

Education

  1. M.S.: Zoology and Physiology: University of Nebraska
  2. Thesis : A further study of Variation of the Y Chromosome in Drosophila affinis Subgroup Species
  3. Ph.D.: Life Sciences: University of Nebraska
  4. Thesis: Contribution to an understanding of Protein synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes
  5. Additional Graduate Classes Since 1989: University of Nebraska
  6. Additional Graduate Classes Since 1989-1991: Biochemistry of Nucleic acid, Molecular Biology, Statistics-RFLP analysis: University of Nebraska

Biography

Graduate and undergraduate students in Dr. Roy’s research group pursue various independent projects in forensic DNA analysis. The analysis of nuclear DNA from pristine, challenged, degraded, compromised, and environmentally insulted samples has been the main focus of Dr. Roy’s research at The Pennsylvania State University. Currently she is performing research with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) instruments such as the Ion PGM System. The research students under her advisement also use instruments such as RapidHIT for analyzing simulated crime scene samples under challenged conditions as is the case in some countries.  The students work with low template DNA from various simulated casework type samples and also pristine and degraded samples. Since 2007 when she joined Penn State, she has mentored twelve graduate students and many undergraduate students in their research projects. Six of them have graduated with M.P.S and are gainfully employed, most of them in forensic laboratories.  Six are currently involved with many current research projects including fingerprints. Prospective students interested in joining Dr. Roy’s research group are encouraged to contact her for further information.

Dr. Reena Roy received her doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska in 1981 and, after completing two years of post-doctoral research, she joined the Nebraska State Patrol Criminalistics Laboratory where she worked for fifteen years as the supervisor of the forensic biology section. Since 1983, she has worked on numerous forensic cases containing biological evidence and has testified more than one hundred fifty times in courts in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Her analysis and testimony was crucial in many high profile cases including the triple homicide that was made into a movie called "Boys Don't Cry". The ease with which she explains difficult science to the jury was documented in a book called All She Wanted. She has been featured in Unsolved Mystery and other television programs. For her role in solving violent crimes, Dr. Roy has received numerous awards.

In 1999, she was hired by the St. Louis County Police to start a DNA program in their crime laboratory. As the DNA Technical Leader in St. Louis, Dr. Roy established the DNA section and was instrumental in getting the St. Louis County Police Crime Laboratory accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). When Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska offered her the opportunity to teach in their graduate program in forensic science she traveled to Lincoln on weekends to meet with her students and taught forensic biology and forensic DNA analysis methods. She was invited to participate in several workshops for teachers provided by the St. Louis University and remains active in the Forensic Science Educators Conference.

Dr. Roy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is a past member of the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, and the Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators. She is an academic affiliate (member) of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD), and is a past member of the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers. She actively participated in DNA Forensic Technical Working Group, an organization sponsored by the National Institute of Justice.

During her tenure as a forensic scientist Dr. Roy pursued research in the area of protein polymorphism and DNA analysis as they applied to forensic biology evidence. She has authored and coauthored numerous papers in the area of RNA, protein polymorphism, forensic DNA analysis and presented seminars in Turkey, Greece, Finland, Australia, France, Spain, and Norway as well in many forensic science conferences in the United States. Her students have also presented at national and international conferences. Several of her graduate and undergraduate students have received awards for their research in regional conferences.
Dr. Roy's passion lies in literature, music, traveling, and plants. She has published several short stories and someday hopes to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro one more time.

Relevant Professional Experienc

Graduate  Program  Director  and  Associate  Professor:       Pennsylvania  State  University, University Park, PA. (2007-Present)

Responsibilities include teaching and research in forensic biology. Teaching graduate and undergraduate students which include forensic biology theory and laboratory exercises, trace evidence such as hair and related forensic subjects (FRNSC 413). Teaching involved courtroom procedure class, FRNSC 400 (testified more than 170 times on DNA, body fluids and hair), seminar classes such as PSU 16, 475, 541, 894 and capstone classes 401 (485) and 801. Introduced topics such as questioned document examination, SWGDRUG, ISO, which are not covered in any of the courses offered in forensic science program. Guide research of undergraduate and graduate students in the forensic DNA and forensic biology analysis. Graduated twelve students from the master’s program with research in the area of forensic DNA analysis and graduated twenty-two undergraduates, including one in Honor’s college, who performed research in forensic biology and DNA. Currently supervise research of two graduate students performing research in the area forensic toxicology and forensic DNA. Three undergraduate students are performing research in forensic DNA analysis. Responsibilities include being the director of the graduate Program since 2015. Also serving as Schreyer Honors College Adviser and supervisor, Special Living Organization Adviser.

DNA Technical Leader, St. Louis County Crime Laboratory, Clayton, Missouri:  (1999-2007). Responsibilities  include  starting  the  DNA  program  in  the  St.  Louis  County,  training  the analysts, overseeing all aspects of DNA analysis including court testimony, validation, and casework; ASCLD/LAB and FQS accreditation as directed by the FBI Quality Assurance Standards and American Society of Crime Laboratory Director Laboratory Accreditation Board; responsible for writing grants and management of the grants.

Forensic Biologist, Criminalist & Supervisor, Nebraska State Patrol Criminalistics Laboratory, Lincoln, Nebraska: (1983-1998): Analyst and Supervisor of the biology section. Responsible for cases and training of the analysts as well as overall management of the biology section of the laboratory.

Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska: (1981-1983): Research in the area of protein synthesis.

Research Scientist, Molecular Biology, Research and Development Department, LI-COR Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska (1993-1998): Research in Forensic DNA analysis, Genotyping and DNA Sequencing.

Adjunct Professor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska: (2001-2002). Taught forensic biology to Master’s degree students.

Adjunct Faculty: Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska: (1989-1997): Taught chemistry

Professional Forensic Organizations

Fellow: American Academy of Forensic Sciences-1992
Member: American Academy of Forensic Sciences-1989
Past Member: Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
Past Member: International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics
Past Member: Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators (AFDAA)
Past Member: American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD/LAB)
Member: American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)

Academic Affiliate
Member: Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS)
Past Member: Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers
Past Member: DNA Forensics Technical Working Group (NIJ)

Patents

Shaler, R.C., Lakhtakia, A., Sykes, D.G., and Roy, R. (application submitted) Solid-state acquisition of fingerprint topology using dense columnar thin films. Application Number 61229001.

Forensic Seminars Presented: July 1983-Present

Forensic Seminars Presented: July 1983-Present
•    Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey
•    Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences
•    Validation  of  the  Qiagen  EZ1  and  DNA  Investigator  Kit  for  Extraction  of  Various Inhibitory Sample Types
•    Study abroad program to Croatia
•    University of Helsinki, Finland
•    European symposium on Human Identification, France
•    International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics, Norway
•    International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics, Spain
•    International Association of Forensic Sciences, Adelaide, Australia
•    International Symposium on Human Identification
•    Guest Faculty SANE\SART Course
•    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
•    University of Nebraska-Medical Center
•    University of Nebraska-Kearney
•    Bryan Memorial Hospital: Forensic Science Techniques
•    Bryan Hospital and Southeast Community College: Psychological, Sociological and Legal Aspects of Forensic Science
•    Nebraska School System
•    Nebraska Wesleyan University
•    Nebraska Mathematics and Science Coalition
•    Expanding your Horizons Conference
•    Nebraska Scholars Institute
•    Seminars in Forensic Medicine
•    Emergency Nurses Association Conference
•    Nebraska Association of Professional Investigators
•    Health and Human Services Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature
•    International Symposium on the Forensic Aspects of DNA Analysis (FBI Academy)
•    Medico Legal Investigation of Death
•    Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meetings
•    American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meetings
•    Women in Science Program
•    Law  Enforcement  community  of  Nebraska  (including  Police,  Sheriffs’  offices  and Nebraska State Patrol)
•    County Attorneys Association
•    Sheriff’s Association
•    Science Teachers of Nebraska
•    Sentry Program for High School Students
•    Nebraska Academy of Sciences
•    Training and Familiarization Courses for Law Enforcement Personnel
•    Preparation of Serology Laboratory Manual and its presentation to various agencies
•    Association of Private Investigators of Nebraska
•    Victims’ Rights Conference: A Public Health Obligation:  April 25, 1998
•    Kansas Highway Patrol Recruit Class at the Highway Patrol Training Academy: August 18, 1998
•    Ninth International Symposium on Human Identification (Multiplexing of Y Chromosome specific STRs by Infrared Fluorescence Detection):  October 7, 1998
•    Kansas County and District Attorneys Association (Fall Conference):  October 20, 1998
•    University of Kansas, Department of Anthropology:  October 23, 1998
•    Kansas State  University, Department of  Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work: October 27, 1998
•    Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center:  SANE/SART Program: November 17, 1998.
•    Kansas County Prosecutors and Judges Training:  December 9, 1998
•    Presented NIPCL at WKRS Radio Station:  August 3, 1999.
•    Presented perspectives on Drug abuse particularly MDMA at Deerfield High School: September, 1999.
•    Presented DNA seminar at the Command Staff Meeting:  August , 2000
•    Presented DNA and Biological Seminar in the Advanced Crime Scene Investigators Training Class:  September, 2000.
•    Presented DNA and Biological Seminar in the Basic Crime Scene Investigators Training Class:  September, 2000.
•    STR Concordance Study Using Twins and Triplets from Malawi, Africa and The United
States (AAFS Conference 2001).
•    Presented DNA and Biological Seminar in the Basic Crime Scene Investigators Training Class: May, 2001.
•    Presented DNA and Biological Seminar in Fenton Precinct :  June, 2001.
•    Presented DNA and Biological Seminar in a DNA and Death Penalty Study Group: August, 2001.
•    Presented DNA and Biological Seminar in a meeting of LEO:  September, 2001.
•    Y-Chromosome Specific STRs Analysis using Y-Plex??6 Amplification Kit. (International Symposium on Human Identification 2001).
•    An Adventure with the AmpFlSTR??Identifiler???Kit, January, 2002
•    Typing of Forensic Samples Using the AmpFlSTR??Identifiler??Kit (AAFS Conference 2002).
•    Y-Chromosome  Specific  STRs  Analysis  using  Y-Plex???6  Amplification  Kit.  (AAFS 2002).
•    Who Done It?  DNA Evidence in Solving Crime, June , 2002 (Ethical Society).
•    Forensic Serology Workshop for the Teachers, July, 2002 (SLU Medical College).
•    Forensic DNA  and  Forensic  Science,  September,  2002  (Missouri  Southern  Baptist College).
•    Validation of Identifiler, Y-5, Y-6 and Y-12, 2003, 2004, 2005, Missouri-Kansas 2003 Forensic DNA Conference.
•    Forensic  DNA  analysis:  From  the  Prosecutors  Point  of  View  (St.  Louis  County Prosecution Office, 2004).
•    Solving crime with DNA, Missouri Women Press Conference (2005, 2006, 2007).
•    Validation of EZ1 BioRobot and Yfiler, (Missouri-Kansas Forensic DNA Conference, 2007).
•    Continuing  education  class  for  teachers  through  the  Center  for  Science  and  the Schools at Pennsylvania State University (2007).
Invited Speaker and workshops provided since 2007
•    Forensic Science Educator’s Conference, St. Louis, MO, provided two workshops on DNA Overview and DNA Interpretation, (Summer 2008).
•    Proof  and  Consequences:  Mount  Aloysius  College  (2nd   Annual  Criminal  Justice Symposium Spring 2009).
•    Young at Heart: State College, PA  (Fall 2009)
•    Beatrice Six: Rape, Murder and Justice in a small town in Nebraska, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Conference 2013).
•    “Who Done It?” Uskudar University, Turkey, May 2014
•    “Pristine ,Challenged, Insulted, Degraded & Touched; How Fast and How Low Can We Go?” Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences, June 2014
•    Examination and Analysis of Biological Evidence, ISHI October 2014
•    Workshops provided for SLO and Outreach Programs

Specialized Training and Continuing Forensic Education

1984

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting.

1986

International Symposium on Forensic Immunology (FBI Academy).

1988

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting.
Methods for Detecting DNA Polymorphisms (MAFS).
The Use of Isoelectric Focusing for Blood and Body Fluid Stain Analysis (Taught by Dr. Graham Divall from England).

1989

International Symposium on The Forensic Aspects of DNA Analysis (FBI Academy).

1990

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
DNA: Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Proficiency Testing (AAFS).
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting.
PCR DNA Workshop (MAFS).
International Association of Forensic Sciences (Australia).

1991

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Crime Scene Reconstruction Workshop (AAFS).
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting.
PCR DNA Workshop (MAFS).

1992

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
How to Build a Forensic Science Laboratory and Survive (AAFS).
Medico-Legal Investigation of Death.
Third International Symposium on Human Identification.

1993

International Symposium on the Forensic Aspects of DNA Analysis (FBI Academy).
Advanced Aspects of Forensic DNA Analysis (FBI Academy).
Seminar in Forensic Medicine.
Fourth International Symposium on Human Identification.
Practical Techniques in DNA Analysis of PCR Fragments.
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting.

1994

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Implementation and Consequences of New DNA Technologies in The Forensic Laboratory.
Fifth International Symposium on Human Identification.
Preparing Schools for Genetic Revolution.

1995

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Statistical Interpretation of DNA Data.
Grants to Crime Laboratories Under the DNA Identification Act of 1994.
DNA Typing with STR Workshop:  Promega Corporation.
International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics (Spain).
Sixth International Symposium on Human Identification: ChemE Workshop.
Midwestern and Southern Association of Forensic Sciences Meeting.

1996

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Identification of Jane Doe and John Doe (AAFS).
Advances in DNA technology (AAFS).
Forensic Biology in Transition: Managing DNA Quality Assurance Issues.
Seventh International Symposium on Human Identification.
First European Symposium on Human Identification (France).
Statistics Workshop (Promega Corporation).
DNA Databanks and Repositories: CODIS User’s Group Meeting (AFIP).

1997

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Advances in DNA Technology (AAFS).
International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics (Norway).
Eighth International Symposium on Human Identification.
Presenting DNA Statistics in Court (Promega Corporation).

1998  

The Science of Forensic STR Analysis and Data Interpretation (AAFS).
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Kansas County and District Attorneys Association.
IBC’s International Conference on DNA Forensic Analysis: New Trends and Technologies.
26th Annual Symposium on Crime Laboratory Development.  Laboratory Division of FBI Academy and American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD): Strategic Leadership Skills for Crime Laboratory Managers.
Ninth International Symposium on Human Identification.
FBI Academy: Quality Management Workshop.

1999

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
27th Annual Symposium on Crime Laboratory Development.  Laboratory Division of FBI Academy and American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD): Managing Technical and Organizational Dynamics in the 21st Century.
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB): Inspector Training Class.

2000

First Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ).
ABI Training on 310 Genetic Analyzer.
Advanced Workshop on STR Analysis & Interpretation for Forensic Casework (ReliaGene Technologies, Inc.,).
National Symposium on STR Analysis (Promega Corporation).
Southwestern Association of DNA Analysis Method.
28th Annual Symposium on Crime Laboratory Development.  Laboratory Division of FBI Academy and American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD): Symposium on Crime Laboratory Development.
Casework Guidelines and Complex Mixture Interpretation Workshop.
Eleventh International Symposium on Human Identification.

2001

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Short Tandem Repeat Analysis Data: Processing, Interpretation, and Storage (AAFS).
St. Louis County STR Educational Forum (Promega Corporation).
Second Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ).
Twelfth International Symposium on Human Identification.
Mixture and Statistical interpretation.
SWGDAM Meeting.
29th Annual Symposium on Crime Laboratory Development.  Laboratory Division of FBI Academy and American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD): Symposium on Crime Laboratory Development.

2002

Applied Biosystems: Users Meeting for Identifiler.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Y-Chromosome Analysis and Its Application to Forensic Casework Workshop (AAFS).
DNA Audit Workshop (FBI).
Third Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ).
AFDAA meeting.
SWGDAM Meeting.
Thirteenth International Symposium on Human Identification.
Statistics II:  Forensic Mixture Interpretation and Analysis.

2003

Issues and Dilemmas for the Crime Lab Scientist: (MACLD).
Missouri-Kansas 2003 Forensic DNA Conference.
Fourth Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ).
The Promega DNA Technology Expedition.
SWGDAM Meeting.
Fourteenth International Symposium on Human Identification.
Making Sense of PopStats Workshop.
Practical Y-STR Workshop.
Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting.
Non-uniformed Personnel Training.

2004

Using Experts for Evaluating & Preparing Criminal Cases.
Missouri-Kansas 2003 Forensic DNA Conference.
Convicted Offender DNA Backlog Reduction Program (NIJ).
Fifteenth International Symposium on Human Identification.
SWGDAM Meeting, Molecular Genetics, Y-STR and LCN workshops
Fifth Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ).

2005

CODIS Training Session
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting.
Practical Homicide Investigation (AAFS)
ISO 17025 Accreditation (AAFS)
Missouri-Kansas 2005 Forensic DNA Conference
FBI Crime Laboratory Development Symposium
DNA Forensics TWG Meeting
Sixth Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ).
16th International Symposium on Human Identification.
Presenting DNA Evidence in Court
Implementing Automation in the Lab
Missing Person Programs
SWGDAM Meeting
MAFS Annual Meeting
Principles of auditing-ISO 17025 Training

2006

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
Grants, Grant Progress Assessment, and DNA audit (AAFS)
Forensic DNA for the Non-Scientist
FBI Crime Laboratory Development Symposium
Sixth Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ)
17th International Symposium on Human Identification
Courtroom Testimony: What You Need to Know
Generating DNA Profiles from Difficult Samples

2007

Seventh Annual DNA Grantees’ Workshop (NIJ)
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
Missing person Workshop (AAFS)
Anatomy of a wrongful conviction Workshop (AAFS)
Performing Effective Audits School (FBI)
NIJ DNA Forensics Technical Working Group (TWG)
Missouri-Kansas 2007 Forensic DNA Conference
18th International Symposium on Human Identification

2008

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
Accreditation of Forensic Science Academic Program through the AAFS FEPAC Workshop
19th International Symposium on Human Identification
Ethics and Forensic Science (19th International Symposium on Human Identification)
DNA Auditor Training(19th International Symposium on Human Identification)
Undergraduate students to Croatia

2009

6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Science, Anthropology and Individualized Medicine 
20th International Symposium on Human Identification
Ethics and Forensic Science (20th International Symposium on Human Identification)
DNA Auditor Training (20th International Symposium on Human Identification)

2010

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward - The Judges Perspective
Advances in Forensic DNA Analysis
21st International Symposium on Human Identification

2011

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
DNA Mixture Analysis: Principles and Practice of Mixture Interpretation and Statistical Analysis using the SWGDAM STR Interpretation Guidelines.
Forensic DNA Phenotyping Workshop (22nd International Symposium on Human Identification)
22nd International Symposium on Human Identification
Familial DNA Searching Workshop (22nd International Symposium on Human Identification)

2012

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
Humanitarian Forensic Science: The Forensic Investigation of Human Remains from Armed Conflicts and Catastrophes
2nd Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, April 2012)
23rd International Symposium on Human Identification
Rapid Forensic DNA analysis (23rd International Symposium on Human Identification)

2013

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
3rd Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, April 2013
8th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Science, Anthropology and Individualized Medicine
North Eastern Association of Forensic Scientists, September 2013
24th International Symposium on Human Identification

2014

American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
4th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, April 2014
10th Meeting of Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences, held in Alexandroopolis, Greece
25th International Symposium on Human Identification
North Eastern Association of Forensic Scientists, November 2014

2015
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
Obtaining Successful DNA Profiles from Challenging Samples (AAFS)
Hands-On Evaluation of the Thanatomicrobiome and Epinecrotic Communities (AAFS)
26th International Symposium on Human Identification
Analyzing and Utilizing Data from Next-Generation Sequencers in the Forensic Genomics Era
DNA Identification Strategies for Skeletal Remains and other Challenging Samples

2016
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting
Consideration for Implementing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technologies into a Forensic Laboratory (AAFS)
A primer on the Structure and Activity of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) (AAFS)
27th International Symposium on Human Identification
Moving Implementation Mountains; Experiencing the Forensic Laboratory NGS Workflow Workshop (ISHI)
AABB Workshop (ISHI)
What is this “Likelihood Ratio” and Probabilistic Genotyping” everyone is talking about?
Workshop (ISHI)
North Eastern Association of Forensic Scientists, (October 2016)
HID future trends in forensic DNA technology: Thremo Fisher Scientific (NEAFS)
 

Selected Publications

  • Zach Goecker, Stephen E. Swiontek, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. Roy; Comparison of Quantifiler® Trio and InnoQuant™ Human DNA Quantification Kits for Detection of DNA Degradation in Developed and Aged Fingerprints. Forensic. Sci. International, 263, 132- 138 (2016).
  • Maryam Alqaydi and R. Roy; Quantitative and qualitative study of STR DNA from ethanol and formalin fixed tissues. Forensic Sci. International, 262, 18-29 (2016).
  • Amanda Dargay and R. Roy; Direct Y-STR Amplification of Body Fluids Deposited on Commonly Found Crime Scene Substrates. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 39, 50-60 (2016).
  • Gigl, K., Dargay, A and Roy, R; Direct Amplification of Blood Deposited on Substrates Commonly Encountered at Crime Scenes Using the PowerPlex® 18D and PowerPlex® Fusion     Systems.      Profiles      in      DNA      (Promega      Corporation      Web      site. http://www.promega.com/resources/profiles-in-dna/2016/direct-amplification-of-blood- on-substrates-commonly-encountered-at-crime-scenes/ Updated 2016.
  • Bouchet, J, Bracci, N and Roy, R; Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Relevance of Hair Examination in Forensic Cases; California Association of Criminalists (CAC News, Fourth Quarter, 2016)
  • Hallie Altshuler and R. Roy; Evaluation of Direct PCR Amplification Using Various Swabs and Washing Reagents. J Forensic Sci, 60 (6), 1542-1552 (2015).
  • Stephanie Plazibat, Stephen Swiontek, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. Roy; White Light vs Short-Wavelength-Ultraviolet Illumination of Fingerprints Developed with Columnar Thin Films of Alq3. Can Soc. of For Sci. Journal. 28 (4), 190-199 (2015).
  • Stephanie Plazibat, R. Roy, Stephen Swiontek, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Generation of DNA Profiles from Fingerprints Developed with Columnar Thin Film Technique. Forensic Sci. International, 257; 453-457 (2015).
  • Aamer Alshehhi and R. Roy; Generating Rapid DNA Profiles from Crime Scene Samples Commonly Encountered in The United Arab Emirates. J Forensic Res 6: 4 (2015).
  • Rebecca Klein, Cedric Neumann and R. Roy; Detection of insertion/deletion polymorphisms  from  challenged samples using the Investigator DIPplex Kit. For. Science Intl. Genet. 16, 29-37 (2015).
  • R. Roy and K. Gigl; Evaluation of GlobalFiler™ Express Amplification Kit and PowerPlex® Fusion 6C Systems Using Commonly Encountered Crime Scene Substrates (In preparation).
  • Daniel Hall and R. Roy; An Evaluation of Direct PCR Amplification. Croat Med J. 55: 655-61 (2014).
  • Tian Liang and R. Roy, Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometry (UV-VIS) and SALIgAE® Qualitative and Semi-quantitative Tools for the Analysis of Salivary Amylase. J Forensic Res 5:247 (2014).
  • Than-Tam Ho and R. Roy; Generating DNA profiles from immunochromatographic cards using LCN methodology.  Forensic. Sci. International. Genet. 5, 210-215 (2011).
  • Kaylie McGuire, Zach Goercker and R. Roy; Generating Insertion/Deletion Polymorphisms from Forensic Samples Using the Investigator DIPplex® Kit and the Quantifiler® Trio DNA Quantification Kit (In preparation).
  • Aamer Alshehhi, Maryam Alqaydi and R. Roy; Validation of the Identity and Ancestry Panels Using the Arabian Peninsula’s Populations (In preparation).
  • R. Roy; Obtaining DNA Profile from Objects used on Lips (In preparation).
  • Jennifer Coffman and R. Roy; Validation of Seratec® Amylase Immunochromatographic Device and its Usefulness at Forensic Crime Scenes (In preparation).
  • R. Roy; Detecting Spermatozoa from Challenging samples using Sperm Hy-Liter™ (In preparation).
  • M. Zlojutro, R. Roy, J. Palikij and M. Crawford; Autosomal STR Variation in a Basque Population: Vizcaya Province. Human Biol., 78(5), 599-618 (2006).
  • R. Roy; Analysis of Human Fecal Material for Autosomal and Y-chromosome STR. J. Forensic Sci., 48(5), 1035-1040 (2003).
  • R.J. Bigger, M. Janes, R. Pilon, R. Roy, R. Broadhead, N. Kumwenda, T. Taha and S. Cassol; Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I infection in Twin Pairs Infected at Birth. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 186, 281-285 (2002).
  • D. Steffens and R. Roy; Sequence Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA Hypervariable Regions using Infrared Fluorescence Detection. BioTechniques, 24 (6), 1044-1046(1998).
  • R. Roy, R. Burghoff and D. Steffens; Detection of STR, D1S80 and Gender alleles from Body fluid collected on IsoCode™ Foam Collectors and Paper-based Devices. Crime Laboratory Digest, 24(1), 4-9 (1997).
  • D. Steffens, R. Roy, J. Brumbaugh; Multiplex Amplification of STR loci with Gender Alleles using Infrared Fluorescence Detection. For. Science Intl., 85, 225-232 (1997).
  • Roy and D. Steffens; Infrared Fluorescent Detection of PCR Amplified Gender Identifying Alleles. J.    Forensic Sci., 42(3), 452-460 (1997).
  • Roy, R; Infrared Fluorescent Detection of D1S80 Alleles. For. Science Intl., 87, 63-71 (1997).
  • R. Roy and L. Middendorf; Infrared Fluorescent Detection of D1S80 Alleles from Blood and Body fluid collected on IsoCode™ Devices. BioTechniques, 23, 942-945 (1997).
  • R. Roy, D, Steffens, B. Gartside, G. Jang and J. Brumbaugh; Producing STR Locus Patterns from Bloodstains and Other Forensic Samples using an Infrared Fluorescent Automated DNA Sequencer. J. Forensic Sci., 41(3), 418-424 (1996).
  • R.  Roy;  Identifying  Urine  Specimen  Donors  by  Serological  and  DNA  Techniques. Medical Review Officer, 1996.
  • Roy, R; D. Steffens, B. Gartside, G. Jang and J. Brumbaugh; STR Typing Without DNA Extraction Using an Infrared-based Non-radioactive Automated DNA Sequencer. Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics, 6, 1996.
  • M. Holland, R. Roy, M. Fraser; Serological & DNA Methods for the Identification of Urine Specimen Donors. Handbook of Workplace Drug Testing, AACC Press 1995.
  • R. Roy and R. Reynolds; AmpliType® PM and HLA DQa Typing From Pap Smear, Semen Smear and PostCoital Slides.  J. Forensic Sci., 40(2), 266-269 (1995).
  • R. Roy; Haptoglobin Typing From Forensic Samples Using Daiichi Precast Gels. Crime Laboratory Digest, 20(2), 1-2 (1993).
  • M. Holland, R. Roy, M. Fraser and R. Liu; Application of Serological and DNA Methods for the Identification of Urine Specimen Donors.  For. Sci. Review, 5(1), 1-14 (1993).
  • R. Roy; The Detection of Group-Specific Component from Concentrated Urine Samples by Enzyme-Immuno-Assay. MAFS Newsletter, 20(3), 49-54 (1991).
  • R. Roy; Detection of Haptoglobin from Concentrated Urine Samples by Enzyme- Immuno-Assay. J. Forensic Sci., 36(5), 1580-1585 (1991).
  • R. Roy; Haptoglobin Typing from Fatty Tissues After Extraction with Nonionic Detergents. For. Science. Intl., 49(1), 95-102 (1991).
  • R. Roy and I. Roy; Haptoglobin Phenotyping from Older Bloodstains by Enzyme- Immuno-Assay and Haptoglobin Phenotypes within a Nebraska Caucasian Population. J. Forensic Sci., 36(2), 571-575 (1991).
  • R. Roy, K. Schmidt, R. Gaensslen; Distribution of Genetic Markers in a Nebraska Population. J. Forensic Sci., 35(5), 1207-1210 (1990).
  • R. Roy; Concentration of Urine Samples by Three Different Procedures: ABO Typing from Concentrated Urine Samples. J. Forensic Sci., 35(5), 1133-1137 (1990).
  • R. Roy; Fast Moving Seminal Acid Phosphates (SAP) in a sexual assault case. Science Intl., 1(3), 213-214 (1989).
  • Chakravarty, M. Bagchi, R. Roy, A. Banerjee and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes: Purification and Properties of an 80K Polypeptide (CO-eIF-2A80) with Co-eIF-2A Activity. J. Biol. Chem., 260, 6945-6949 (1985).
  • R. Roy, N. Nasrin, M. Ahmad and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes: Requirements for Met-tRNAf— 40S Preinitiation Complex Formation with AUG-codon and Physiological mRNAs. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 122, 1418-1425 (1984).
  • M. Bagchi, A. Banerjee, R. Roy, I. Chakarabarty and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes: Characteristics of Co-eIF-2 Protein Complex. Nucleic Acid Research, 10, 6501-6510 (1982).
  • Das, M. Bagchi, R. Roy, P. Ghosh-Dastidar and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes XXXI: Purification of Co-eIF-2C and Studies of its Roles in Peptide Chain Initiation. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 104, 89-98 (1982).
  • R. Roy, P. Ghosh-Dastidar, A. Das, B. Yaghmai and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes: Co-eIF-2A Reverses mRNA-Inhibition of Ternary Complex (Met- tRNAf●eIF-2● GTP) Formation by eIF-2. J. Biol. Chem., 256, 4719-4722 (1981).
  • H. Das. A. Das, P. Ghosh-Dastidar, R. Ralston, B. Yaghmai, R. Roy, N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes: Purification and Characterization of a Double- Stranded RNA-Dependent Protein Synthesis Inhibition (dsI) from Reticulocyte Lysates. J. Biol. Chem., 256, 6419-6494 (1981).
  • Das, R. Ralston, M. Grace, R. Roy, P. Ghosh-Dastidar, H. Das, B. Yaghmai, S. Palmieri and N. Gupta; Protein synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes: Mechanism of protein synthesis inhibition by heme-regulated inhibitor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.,U.S.A., 76, 5076-5079 (1979).
  • Dasgupta, R. Roy, S. Palmieri, A. Das, R. Ralston and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes XXII: A Heat Stable Dialyzable Factor (EIF-1*) Modulates Met- tRNAf Binding to EIF-1. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 82, 1019-1027 (1978).
  • R. Ralston, A. Das, A. Dasgupta, R. Roy, S. Palmieri and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes. XXIII: Characteristics of a Ribosomal Factor (RF) which Reverses Protein Synthesis Initiation in Heme-Deficient Lysate. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U.S.A., 75, 4858-4862 (1978).
  • Dasgupta, A. Das, R. Roy, R. Ralson, A. Majumdar and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocyte. XXI:    Purification and Properties of a Protein Factor (Co-EIF-1) which Stimulates Met-tRNAf Binding to EIF-1*.  J. Biol. Chem., 253, 6054-6059 (1978).
  • R. Ranu, I. London, A. Das, A. Dasgupta, A. Majumdar, R. Ralston, R. Roy and N. Gupta; Regulation of Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocyte Lysates by the heme- regulated protein kinase: Inhibition of Interaction of Met-tRNAfMet binding factor with another initiation factor in formation of Met-tRNAfMet—40S ribosomal subunit complexes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U.S.A., 75, 745-749 (1978).
  • Majumdar, R. Roy, A. Das, A. Dasgupta, and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis in Rabbit Reticulocytes. XIX: EIF-2 Promotes Dissociation of Met-tRNAf●EIF-1●GTP Complex and Met-tRNAf Binding to 40S Ribosomes. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 78, 161-169 (1977).
  • D. Miller and R. Roy; Further Data on Y-Chromosome Types in Drosophila athabasca.

    Can. J. of Genetics and Cytology, 6, 334-348 (1964).

Abstracts and Research Presented at Meetings and Conferences

(Author and Co-author)

  • Bruno Rodriguez, R.Roy; Amitriptyline bacterial degradation on post-mortem pericardial fluid (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2016).
  • Kristine  G.  Beaty,  Edwin  Herrera-Paz,  Norberto  Baldi,  Michael  Crawford,  R.  Roy; Haplotype Data for 27 Y-STR Loci from Four Subpopulations of the Garifuna (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2016).
  • Jessica Bouchet, Nicole Bracci, R. Roy; Inexpensive Microscope and an iPhone; Fun and Simple Ways to Determine Relevance of Hair examination in Forensic Cases (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2016).
  • Jessica Bouchet, Megan Gillespie, R. Roy; Validation Study Using Philisa Streck Thermal Cycler and Chemically Fixed Tissues (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2016).
  • Jessica Bouchet, Megan Gillespie, R. Roy; Validation Study Using Philisa Streck Thermal Cycler and Chemically Fixed Tissues (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2016).
  • Nicole Bracci, Kristine G. Beaty, Edwin Herrera-Paz, M.D., Norberto Baldi, Ph.D, Michael Crawford, Ph.D, R. Roy; Haplotype Data for 27 Y-STR Loci from Four Subpopulations The Garifuna (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2016).
  • Kristine Beaty, Edwin-Francisco Herrera-Paz, Norberto Baldi-Salas, Nicole Bracci, Mireya Matamoros, Michael Crawford and R. Roy; Y STR Variation in Six Garífuna Villages on the Honduran Coast (American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 2016).
  • Katelyn Gigl and R. Roy; Direct Amplification and commonly Encountered Crime Scene Substrates (American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2016).
  • Aamer Alshehhi, Maryam Alqaydi and R. Roy; Massive Parallel Sequencing of Individuals from the Arabian Gulf Countries Using the Ion PGM™ System for Human Identification Purposes ((International Symposium on Human Identification, 2015).
  • Katelyn Gigl, Talita Moura, Leticia Hummel, Isabelle Salmon Dias, Marjory P. Valente and R. Roy; Direct Amplification of Blood Deposited on Substrates Commonly Encountered at Crime Scenes Using the PowerPlex® Fusion and  PowerPlex® 18D Systems  (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2015).
  • Stephanie Plazibat, Stephen Swiontek, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. Roy, White Light Vs. Shortwave-Ultraviolet Illumination for Visualizing Fingerprints Developed with columnar Thin Films of Alq3  (American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2015).
  • Stephanie Plazibat, Zachary Goecker, Stephen Swiontek, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. Roy, DNA Profile from a Fingerprint Developed with a Columnar Thin Film (American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2015).
  • Amanda Dargay and R. Roy, Validation of Direct PCR Amplification From Fabrics Using Y-STRs (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2014).
  • Maryam Alqaydi and R. Roy, Obtaining DNA profiles from Preserved Tissue Samples Using PowerPlex® System (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2014).
  • Aamer Alshehhi and R. Roy, Obtaining DNA Profiles from Simulated Crime Scene Samples Using the RapidHIT™ System (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2014).
  • Stephanie Plazibat, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. Roy, Columnar-Thin-Film Development Technique Allows for Generation of DNA Profile from Fingerprints (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2014).
  • Jennifer Coffman and R. Roy, Saliva Versus Nectarine: The Ultimate Battle between Humans and Fruits (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2014).
  • Amanda Dargay and R. Roy, Validation of Direct PCR Amplification from Fabrics Using Powerplex® Y23 (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2014).
  • Maryam Alqaydi and R. Roy, Obtaining DNA profiles from Preserved Tissue Samples Using PowerPlex® System (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2014).
  • Aamer Alshehhi and R. Roy, Obtaining DNA Profiles from Environmentally Challenged Crime Scene Samples Encountered in The United Arab Emirates Using the RapidHIT™ System (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2014).
  • Stephanie Plazibat, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and R. Roy, DNA Profiles from Fingerprints Wetted with Body Fluids and Developed by the Columnar Thin Film Method (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2014).
  • Zachary Goecker and R. Roy, Columnar-Thin-Film Assisted Visualization of Environmentally insulted Fingerprints, and DNA Degradation Analysis (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2014).
  • Zachary Goecker, Stephen Swiontek, R. Roy and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Development and Preservation of Environmentally Insulted Fingerprints Through the Use of Columnar-Thin- Films (California Association of Criminalistics, 2014)
  • Angelina Gaspero, Randee Sedaka, Jennifer Elliott and R. Roy, Differential Extraction Using Erase Sperm Isolation Kit (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2013).
  • Allison  Jacobs  and  R.  Roy,  Detection  of  Spermatozoa  from  Challenged  Samples (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2013).
  • Hallie Altshuler and R. Roy, The Evaluation of Direct PCR Amplification Using Swabs and Washing Reagents (Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2013).
  • Hallie Altshuler and R. Roy, Direct PCR Amplification Using PowerPlex® Fusion kit and PowerPlex® Y23 and Washing Reagents (24th International Conference on Human Identification, 2013).
  • Chelsea Ellis and R. Roy, Identification of Spermatozoa from Challenged Samples, (24th International Conference on Human Identification, 2013).
  • Hallie Altshuler and R. Roy, An Evaluation of Direct PCR Amplification Using Swabs and Washing Reagents (8th Annual ISABS Conference, 2013).
  • Daniel Hall and R. Roy, An Evaluation of Direct PCR Amplification (8th  Annual ISABS Conference, 2013).
  • Kelsey R. Sakaida, Kyle Williston, Kimberly Strong & R. Roy, Searching For the Elusive Spermatozoa: Revisiting Seminal Fluid (65th Annual AAFS meeting, 2013).
  • Randee Sedaka, Grittney Tam, B.S., & R. Roy, Validation of the Erase Sperm Isolation Kit (65th Annual AAFS meeting, 2013).
  • Rebecca Klein, B.S. & R. Roy, Detection of Deletion/Insertion Polymorphisms from Challenged Samples (65th Annual AAFS meeting, 2013).
  • Rebecca Klein, B.S. & R. Roy, Detection of Insertion/Deletion Polymorphisms from Evidence Samples, (23rd International Symposium on Human Identification).
  • Daniel Hall and R. Roy, Evaluation of Direct PCR Amplification, (23rd International Symposium on Human Identification).
  • Daniel Hall and R. Roy, Straight to the Point (2nd Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, April 2012).
  • Rebecca Klein and R. Roy, Validation of a New DNA Amplification Kit (2nd Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Science Research Exchange, April 2012).
  • Kaylie McGuire and R. Roy, Who Needs Gold? (64th Annual AAFS meeting, 2012).
  • Kaylie McGuire and R. Roy,  Multiplex Amplification of Deletion/Insertion Polymorphisms: A New Kit On The Block (64th Annual AAFS meeting, 2012).
  • Grittney Tam, Stephanie Nickolas, Lauren Williams, and R. Roy, Generating DNA Profiles from Low Template DNA (NEAFS Scientific Meeting, 2011).
  • Stephanie Nicklaus, Lauren Williams and R. Roy, You Can Wash, But Can You Hide? Generating DNA Profiles from Low Template DNA (63nd Annual AAFS meeting, 2011).
  • Stephanie Nicklaus and R. Roy, Generating DNA Profiles from Washed Bloodstains (2010 Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS) Annual Meeting.
  • Lily Wong, Chelsie Van Sciver and R. Roy, Chapped Pale Lips? Just Shimmer! (62nd Annual AAFS meeting, 2010).
  • Tam Ho and R. Roy, Generating DNA profiles from Immunochromatographic cards Using an LCN Methodology (62nd Annual AAFS meeting, 2010).
  • Tam Ho and R. Roy, Generating DNA profiles from Immunochromatographic cards Using an LCN Methodology (20th International    Symposium on Human Identification, 2009).
  • Tian Liang and R. Roy, How Yellow is Yellow? Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry (UV-VIS) and SALIgAE® Qualitative and Semi-quantitative Tools for the Analysis of Salivary Amylase (20th International Symposium on Human Identification, 2009).
  • Tam Ho and R. Roy, Generating DNA profiles from Immunochromatographic cards Using an LCN Methodology (6th ISABS Conference on Human Genome Project Based Applications in Forensic Science, 2009).
  • Alex Mattioli and R. Roy; Ferrets or US: How similar are we? (19th International Symposium on Human Identification, 2008).
  • R. Roy; Validation of EZ1 BioRobot (Mid America Forensic DNA Conference, 2007).
  • R. Roy; Validation of Yfiler (Mid America Forensic DNA Conference, 2007).
  • R. Roy, R. Rubicz, G. Sun, R. Deka, V. Sspitsyn, K. Melvin, K. Rensing, and M. Crawford; Y-STR Frequencies and Admixture in males of the Aleutian Islands (17th International Symposium on Human Identification, 2006).
  • R. Roy, M. Zlojutro, A. Apraiz, J. Palikij, M. Crawford; Autosomal STR variation in a basque population: Vizcaya Province (17th International Symposium on Human Identification, 2006).
  • R. Roy; Our “F” Cases: Interesting Casework session (16th International symposium on human Identification, 2005).
  • R. Roy; Serology and Microscopy workshop (MO-KS-IL 2004 Forensic DNA Conference, 2004).
  • R. Roy; Analysis of Y-STR using Y-PLEX ™5, Y-PLEX ™6 and Y-PLEX ™12 Amplification kits (MAFS Conference, 2003).
  • R. Roy; Analysis of Autosomal and Y-Chromosome STR From Cigarette Butts after Treatment With Fingerprint Reagents (International Symposium on Human  Identification, 2003).
  • Apraiz, M. Zlojutro, R. Roy and M. Crawford; Short Tandem Repeat Variation in a Basque Population: Biscay Province (Human Biology Association, 2003).
  • R. Roy; To Poop or Not to Poop? That Is The Question!! (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2002).
  • R.  Roy;  Typing  of  Forensic  Samples  Using  the  AmpFlSTRÒ   Identifilerä  Kit  (AAFS Conference, 2002).
  • R. Roy, J. Shewale, S. Sinha; Y-Chromosome Specific STRs Analysis using Y-Plexä 6 Amplification Kit. (AAFS, 2002).
  • R.  Roy;  Y-Chromosome  Specific  STRs  Analysis  using  Y-Plexä  6  Amplification  Kit. (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2001).
  • R. Roy; STR Concordance Study Using Twins and Triplets from Malawi, Africa, and The United States (AAFS Conference 2001).
  • R. Roy; An adventure with the AmpFlSTR Identifiler kit (ABI, Foster City, 2001).
  • R. Roy, R. Biggar, R. Broadhead, L. Sapetti, M. Walsh and A. Derickson; STR Concordance Study Using Twins and Triplets from Malawi, Africa and The United States (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2000).
  • R. Roy; STR Typing from Bloodstained Fabric Without DNA Extraction (International Symposium on Human Identification, 2000).
  • R. Roy, A. Ishii and M. Prinz; Forensic Validation of Y Chromosomal STRs on different instrument platforms:(AAFS Conference, 1999).
  • R.  Roy  and  M.  Prinz;  Multiplexing  of  Y  Chromosome  specific  STRs  by  Infrared Fluorescence Detection: (International Symposium on Human Identification, 1998).
  • D. Steffens and R. Roy; Sequence Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA Hypervariable Regions using Infrared  Fluorescence Detection:  (AAFS Conference, 1998).
  • R.  Roy  and  D.  Steffens;  Infrared  Fluorescence  Detection  of  Genetic  Markers  from Forensic Samples:  (International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics, Norway, 1997).
  • R.  Roy  and  D.  Steffens;  Amplification  of  Human  DNA  using  Infrared  Fluorescence Detection: (International Symposium on Human Identification, 1997).
  • D. Steffens, R. Roy and J. Brumbaugh; Multiplex Amplification of Human STR Loci using Infrared Fluorescence Detection: (Advances in Nucleic Acids Monitoring, Manipulation and Sequencing Technologies SPIE Conference, 1997).
  • R. Roy; Application of infrared fluorescence technique in forensic DNA analysis (Finland, 1997).
  • R. Roy, D. Steffens, L. Middendorf and J. Brumbaugh; Multiplexing Using Infrared Fluorescence Detection:  (AAFS Conference, 1997).
  • R. Roy, D. Steffens and J. Brumbaugh; Forensic/Paternity Genotyping: Multiplexing with a LI-COR Infrared DNA Sequencer: (International Symposium on Human Identification, 1996).
  • D. Steffens and R. Roy; Infrared Fluorescent Analysis of STR alleles and Gender Differentiating loci:  (First European Symposium on Human Identification, France, 1996).
  • J. Brumbaugh, G. Jang, D.Steffens, R. Roy, S. Wildenberg, W. Oetting and R. King;; Rapid, On-line DNA Typing Using Near Infrared Technology Applied to Disease Gene Location, Paternity Testing and Forensics: (Genetic Screening & Diagnosis of Human Diseases Conference, 1996).
  • R. Roy, D. Steffens, B. Gartside, V. Boveia and J. Brumbaugh; A Rapid Method for Sex Determination From Forensic Specimens Using an Infrared-based Non-radioactive Automated DNA Sequencer:  (AAFS Conference, 1996).
  • R. Roy, D. Steffens, B. Gartside, G. Jang and J.Brumbaugh; STR Typing Without DNA Extraction Using an On-Line Infrared Fluorescence-based Automated DNA Sequencer: (Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists, 1995).
  • R. Roy, D. Steffens, B. Gartside, G. Jang and J. Brumbaugh; STR Typing Without DNA Extraction Using an Infrared-based Non-radioactive Automated DNA Sequencer: (International Society for Forensic Haemogenetics, Spain 1995).
  • R. Roy, D. Steffens, B. Gartside, V. Boveia and J. Brumbaugh; A Rapid Method for Sex Determination from Forensic Specimens Using an Infrared-based Non-radioactive Automated DNA Sequencer:  (MAFS Conference, 1995).
  • R. Roy, D. Steffens, B. Gartside, G. Jang and J. Brumbaugh; STR Typing Without DNA Extraction using an Infrared-Based Non-Radioactive Automated DNA Sequencer: (International Symposium on Human Identification 1995).
  • R. Roy, G. Jang, B. Gartside and John Brumbaugh; Identifying Individuals from Forensic Bloodstains Using 3 STR Loci and an Infrared-Based Non-Radioactive Automated DNA Sequencer: (AAFS Conference, 1995).
  • R. Roy, G. Jang, B. Gartside and John Brumbaugh Identifying Individuals from Forensic Bloodstains using 2 STR Loci and an Infrared-Based Non-Radioactive Automated DNA Sequencer: (International Symposium on Human Identification, 1994).
  • G. Jang, B. Gartside, R. Roy and J. Brumbaugh; High Throughput Visualization and Analysis of Human Short Tandem Repeat Polymorphism (STRP's) Using an Infrared Based Automated DNA Sequencer:  (American Society of Human Genetics 1994).
  • R. Roy; AmpliType® PM and HLA DQa Typing from Pap Smear, Semen Smear and post-Coital Slides:  (AAFS Conference, 1994).
  • R. Roy; DNA Profiling from Washed Semen Stains:  (MAFS Conference, 1993).
  • R. Roy; HLA DQa Typing From Washed Fabrics With Semen Stains and From Slides Containing Spermatozoa:  (Intl. Symposium at FBI, 1993).
  • R. Roy; PCR Typing of the HLA DQa Locus in a Bengali Population of India: (AAFS Conference, 1993).
  • R. Roy; HLA DQa DNA Typing From Sperm Fixed on Slides:  (AAFS Conference, 1992).
  • R. Roy; DNA Potpourri from Nebraska:  (MAFS Conference, 1991).
  • R. Roy; The Detection of Haptoglobin from Concentrated Urine Samples by Enzyme- Immuno-Assay: (AAFS Conference, 1991).
  • R. Roy; The Detection of Group-Specific Component from Concentrated Urine Samples by Enzyme-Immuno-Assay:  (AAFS Conference, 1991).
  • R. Roy; The Detection of Group-Specific Component from Concentrated Urine Samples by Enzyme-Immuno-Assay:  (MAFS Conference, 1991).
  • R. Roy and J. Kilmer; Fingerprint Reagents: Effects on Bloodstain Analysis: (AAFS Conference 1991).
  • R. Roy; Kitchen Sinks and Bathtub Traps: A great source of Forensic Serology Evidence: (IAFS Conference, Adelaide, Australia 1990).
  • R. Roy; Kitchen Sinks and Bathtub Traps: A great source of Forensic Serology Evidence: (MAFS Conference 1990).
  • R. Roy; Haptoglobin Phenotyping from Older Bloodstains by Enzyme-Immuno-Assay: Haptoglobin Phenotypes Among A Nebraska Caucasian Population: (IAFS Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 1990).
  • R. Roy; Luminol and fingerprinting reagents; Their effects on aging bloodstains (IAFS Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 1990)
  • R. Roy; Haptoglobin Phenotyping from Older Bloodstains by Enzyme-Immuno-Assay: Haptoglobin Phenotypes Among Nebraska Caucasians; (MAFS Conference, 1990).
  • R. Roy; Haptoglobin Phenotyping from Older Bloodstains by Enzyme-Immuno-Assay: Haptoglobin Phenotypes Among Nebraska Caucasians:  (AAFS Conference, 1990).
  • R. Roy; Comparison of Three Different Methods for Concentration of Urine Samples and Their ABO Typing:  (AAFS Conference, 1990).
  • M. Schanfield, D. Ridolfi and R. Roy; Genetic Individualization of Saliva Stains in Forensic Evidence: (AAFS Conference, 1989).
  • N. Nasrin, R. Roy, M. Ahmad and N. Gupta; Protein Synthesis Initiation in Rabbit Reticulocytes. I. Purification and Properties of an 80K Polypeptide (Co-eIF-2A80) with Co-eIF-2A Activity: Fed. Proc., 43, 2018 (1984).
  • N. Gupta, A. Das, H. Das, P. Ghosh-Dastidar, S. Palmieri, R. Ralston, R. Roy, Md. Samiullah and B. Yaghmai; Regulation of Protein Synthesis Initiation in Eukaryotic Cells: Fed. Am. So. Exp Proc. 38, 464 (1979).
  • D. Miller and R. Roy; Geographic Distribution of Y-Chromosome Types in Drosophila athabasca:  American Zoologist, 3, 490 (1963).

Honors and Awards

  • Inspector: ASCLD/LAB Inspector Certificate
  • Inspector: FEPAC
  • Member: Advisory Board, The Sexual Assault Nurse
  • Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team Course (SANE\SART)
  • Participant: Nebraska Commission on Human Genetics Technology
  • Moderator: Criminalistics Section American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Committee Member: Interim Study in Genetics
  • Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee
  • Chair: Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists: Research Committee
  • Chair: Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists: DNA/Biology Section
  • Certification Committee Member: American Board of Criminalistics Distinguished Service, Award: Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientist Instructor: Nebraska Law Enforcement Certified
  • Employee of the Year: Nebraska State Patrol
  • Fellowship: Nebraska Heart Association Outstanding Research Project: Graduate Women in Science Outreach Program: Penn State University
  • Climate and Diversity: Penn State University, Committee Member UEAC, Advisory Committee: Undergraduate Education, Penn State University Adviser: Penn State University, Schreyer Honors College
  • Adviser: Penn State University, Special Living Organization