Frankemuth, MI, October 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Riley Welch LaPorte & Associates Forensic Laboratories announces the addition of two new staff members, and two new forensic science disciplines, to their firm. In addition to forensic document examinations, ink dating, and latent prints, Riley Welch LaPorte will now be offering Forensic Firearms & Toolmarks and Forensic Biology & DNA.
In Firearms and Toolmarks, Kurt Moline is a Forensic Firearm and Toolmark Examiner with over 25 years experience in the field of forensic science. He is currently employed full-time in a state forensic laboratory, where he serves as the Technical Leader for the Firearm and Toolmark Section.
Kurt Moline has a strong background in science with undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology. His training included three years of in-service training by senior firearm examiners, FBI courses, armorer courses and numerous Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners training conferences.
Kurt Moline is active in professional development activities, regularly attending professional meetings, workshops and paper presentations. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE). In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification (Minnesota Division). He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Minnesota Innocence Project and is an Assessor and Technical Advisor for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB).
Kurt Moline provides training to numerous law enforcement agencies on a regular basis, he has instructed numerous times for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, National Firearms Examiner Academy and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hamline in St. Paul for 11 years.
In Forensic Biology & DNA, Mr. Jeffrey Nye is a Forensic Biologist with nearly 20 years of experience in the areas of Body Fluid Identification and Forensic DNA. He also has experience in the area of DNA relationship testing and interpretation. He is currently employed full-time as the Biology Program Coordinator and DNA Technical Leader, overseeing biology technical operations for a large state laboratory system.
Jeffrey Nye has extensive knowledge in the biological sciences, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Master of Science studying microbial population structure and diversity in soil environments. His forensic experience includes analysis of thousands of biological cases using both serological and forensic DNA procedures, attendance at numerous national professional conferences and publishing in professional peer-reviewed journals.
Jeffrey Nye is an active professional in the forensic biology community. He is a member of the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). He is also a member and assessor for the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB).
Jeffrey Nye routinely provides training to other scientists, lawyers and law enforcement members locally and nationally on a wide range of forensic biology topics. He regularly provides professional opinions on current criminal cases, appellate reviews and post-conviction legal actions. He is particularly proud of his leadership on a national scope regarding the topic of shelved sex assault evidence testing.