DNA Collection (2 hours)
Get hands-on experience with DNA collection methods. Learn from a DNA analyst how to collect DNA from a variety of material, including items that were processed for latent print analysis. Work and discuss in teams to decide the best testing plan for items of evidence that require both latent print processing and DNA collection.
Anna Wilson is a DNA Supervisor at the Spokane Washington State Patrol (WSP) Crime Laboratory. She has been employed with the WSP for seventeen years and was a member of the Crime Scene Response Team for five years. Anna conducts both STR and Y-STR DNA analysis. Anna triages DNA cases that come into the Spokane Crime Laboratory and works in partnership with the Laboratory’s latent print section to ensure DNA analysis and latent print analysis can be successfully done in tandem.