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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Pinpointing a Perpetrator

Researchers in the FNSSI are utilizing technology in new ways to bring justice to sexual assault victims

Jan. 23, 2018, by Amy Manley

Research Assistant Professor Michael Marciano sets up the next experiment on the DEPArray
Research Assistant Professor Michael Marciano sets up the next experiment on the DEPArray

Students in the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University are the first in the world to utilize the DEPArray NxT, created by Italian company Menarini Silicon Biosystems, in a forensic setting. Originally developed to aid in cancer research, students and faculty at the FNSSI are hoping the machine will be a game changer when examining critical biological evidence in sexual assault cases.