The next meeting for the Houston chapter of Sisters in Crime will feature experts from the Houston Forensic Science Center. The program-- "From Lab to Investigative Lead" -- will look at how evidence moves from screening to DNA processing, and sometimes enters the national DNA database maintained by the FBI (CODIS).
The meeting will take place over Zoom on Sunday, November 21, at 2 p.m. Speakers include:
* Mary Hall, Assistant CODIS Administrator for the Houston Forensic Science Center. Hall holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Texas Women's University and a master's degree in forensic and investigative genetics from the University of North Texas. She is certified by the American Board of Criminalistics and licensed by the Texas Forensic Science Commission as a DNA analyst.
* Maiya Griffin is a crime scene investigator with the Houston Forensic Science Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Arizona State University and a master's degree in forensic science from National University. She is certified by the International Association of Identification (IAI) as a crime scene analyst.
People may register at https://houstonsistersincrime.org/
About Sisters In Crime: We are 4000+ members in 50+ chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women at the 1986 Bouchercon in Baltimore. Our Mission To promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
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