Dr. Elizabeth Petty Regent Beth Fitzsimmons Lectures

Summer Science Research Initiative
Regent Beth Fitzsimmons Lectures
Dr. Elizabeth Petty
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health
Thursday, June 12, 4:30 pm
Science Complex Rm 156
DNA, Defendants, and Decisions:
Sherlock Holmes Meets Genetics
Forensic genetics applies genetics knowledge to legal proceedings. In this talk, some
case examples from Michigan will be described. In addition, relevant historical and
ethical issues related to future directions in forensics will be discussed based on the
speaker’s experience as a board certified molecular geneticist and expert witness for
DNA cases in court.
Reception immediately afterward in the basement atrium
SSRI is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences