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Dr. Alexander Sinelnikov

Alexander Sinelnikov
Chair of the Forensic Science Program, Assistant Professor of Biology

College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2229

Email: ajsinelnikov@indianatech.edu

Office: Keene 243

Office Hours

Open office hours: please e-mail, call, or simply stop by.

Class Information

BIO 3840, Microbial and Medical Forensics
CJ 4120, Death Investigation
CJ 4320, Fundamentals of Crime Analysis

Academic Advisor Roles

Forensic Science Program

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. (2000) Molecular Biology and Genetics. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. USA

M.S. (1994) Microbiology. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Professional Experience

2012 – 2020: Laboratory Director, Scientific Officer at Independent Forensics of Illinois (Lombard, IL, USA).

2008 – 2012: Assistant Laboratory Director, Laboratory Operations Manager at Genetica DNA Laboratories, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, USA).

2000 – 2008: Research Scientist at Cybergenetics Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).

Selected Publications/Presentations

A. Sinelnikov. DNA-based kinship analysis: family reconstruction. 2020 Annual Meeting of Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators. Houston TX. August 6, 2020.

A. Sinelnikov. Materials and methods that allow fingerprint analysis and DNA profiling from the same latent evidence. 2018 Annual Meeting of Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators. Houston TX. August 3, 2018.

A. Sinelnikov, J. Old, K. Reich, M. Gögler, A. Sigl, G. Friedemann. Efficient and Reliable DNA Profiling of Spermatozoa from Sexual Assault Evidence. Automated Detection, Isolation and Subsequent DNA Profiling of Spermatozoa Using SPERM HY-LITERTM, ZEISS Laser Microdissection and OneTouch LCMTM. Application Note. Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH. February 2017.

A. Sinelnikov and K. Reich. Materials and methods that allow fingerprint analysis and DNA profiling from the same latent evidence. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series 6 (2017) e40-e42.

A. Sinelnikov and K. Reich. AmpliconRx, post-PCR clean-up and concentration specifically for forensic DNA multiplex STR PCR. Eur J Forensic Sci. 2016; 3(1):15-21.

A. Sinelnikov, T. Keaton, D. Bennett, and K. A. Reich. New materials and methods allow fingerprint analysis and DNA profile from the same latent evidence. International Association for Identification, 101st International Educational Conference. Cincinnati, OH. August 7-13, 2016.

A. Sinelnikov, P. W. Boonlayngoor and K. A. Reich. Obtaining DNA-Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Profiles from Evidentiary Samples with Extremely Limited Amounts of DNA. American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting (February 16 – 21, 2015, Orlando, Florida).

Perlin MW, Sinelnikov A . An Information Gap in DNA Evidence Interpretation. PLoS ONE 2009 4(12):e8327.