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Berch Henry, II

Forensic DNA Science

Dr. Henry took a position with North Dakota State University in Fargo in 2006 as Program Director of the Forensic DNA Facility. He also is an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Before joining NDSU he had served in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory as DNA Laboratory Manager and Technical Leader from 1998 to 2006. Previously, from 1996 through 1998 he held the position of Biology Coordinator of the state forensic DNA program for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and from 1990 to 1996 served in the Forensic Sciences division of the Washoe County Sheriff's Department. During this period he has served as an expert witness in numerous jurisdictions in several states. From 1985 to 1996 Dr. Henry served on the faculty of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of the National Judicial College in 1990 and served in that capacity until 2005. His primary area if interest has been the study of molecular biology with particular emphasis on the development and uses of DNA technology. Dr. Henry received his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology in 1979 from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He was awarded NIH and ACS Postdoctoral Fellowships and completed four years of postdoctoral training followed by one year as a research associate at the Cancer Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Director, DNA Forensics Lab

BS, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1972
MS, University of Arkansas Medical Center, 1975
PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1979
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Research Center, Univeristy of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1979-1983

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