225 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE • WEATHERFORD, TX 76086 • 817-594-5471 / 800-287-5471
WC Forensic Science Senior Program Advisors
Weatherford College Forensic Science feels privileged to have such a prestigious senior advisory board for in place for advice and direction.
Dr. Eisenberg received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the State University of New York at Albany, USA in 1984. In 1984, he joined Actagen Corporation which later became Lifecodes Corporation and helped establish the first DNA Paternity and Forensic Laboratories in the world. Over the past 21 years, he has been responsible for the development of many of the systems and methodologies used in the field of DNA Identification Testing. He has been a member of the FBI’s Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methodologies for the past 16 years. In November of 1989, he joined the faculty at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In 2004 he was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomy, with a duel appointment in the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics. He is the Director of the DNA Identity Laboratory at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas. As Director, he has been responsible for developing a state-of-the-art reference laboratory utilizing DNA methodologies for the determination of paternity, forensic identification, and the diagnosis of other genetic diseases. Dr. Eisenberg has maintained an actively funded research program supported by the National Institute of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In 1995, he was appointed by the Director of the FBI to the United States DNA Advisory Board (DAB) and in 1998 was named Chairman of the Board. Through a 2001 Texas legislative directive, the UNTHSC DNA Identity Laboratory was tasked with the establishment of the Texas Missing Persons DNA Database (TMPDD). It was the first operational State Crime Laboratory in the country dedicated to the identification of human remains from victims of violent crimes.
Following the events of 9-11, Dr. Eisenberg was asked to serve on the Kinship and Data Analysis Panel established by the National Institute of Justice to assist the New York Medical Examiners Office in the Identification of the remains from the World Trade Center Disaster. In 2005 he was appointed to the United States Department of Justice Missing Persons Task Force created by the Deputy Attorney General. In 2005 he was also appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve on their states Scientific Advisory Board, and the Texas Attorney General to serve on Forensic Review Board. Dr. Eisenberg currently has served on numerous committees including those for the United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, American Association of Blood Banks Parentage Testing Standards Committee, and the College of American Pathologists Histocompatability/Human Identity Testing Proficiency Committee. He has been an invited speaker and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and South America.
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