Heather Miller Coyle, Ph.D.

Heather Miller Coyle, Ph.D. Image
Associate Professor

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Forensic Science,
M.S. Forensic Science

Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of New Hampshire, 1994

M.S., Plant Science, University of New Hampshire, 1989

B.S., In Vitro Cell Biology, SUNY Plattsburgh, 1986

Recently Published Books and Articles

L. Allgeier, J. Hemenway, N. Shirley, T. LaNier, H. Miller Coyle. 2011. Field testing of collection cards for Cannabis sativa samples with a single hexanucleotide DNA marker. J. Forensic Science. 56: 1245-1249.

C.-L. Lee, H. Miller Coyle and H.C. Lee. 2007. Genetic analysis of individual seeds by amplified fragment length polymorphism method. Croat. Med. J. 48: 563-565.

H. Miller Coyle and T. Palmbach. 2007. Forensic Botany: plants as evidence in criminal cases. In: Forensic DNA Analyses, Editor: Dr. Dragan Primorac, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia.

C.-L. Lee, H. Miller Coyle, T. M. Palmbach, I. C. Hsu and H.C. Lee. 2006. DNA analysis of ingested tomato and pepper seeds. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 27(2):121-125.

Editor (2005-2007)-Editor and co-author of a book entitled "Non-Human DNA Testing: Principles and Applications", c. 2007, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Editor (2004-2005)-Editor and co-author of a book entitled "Forensic Botany: Principles and Applications", c. 2005, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.


Professor Coyle's research interests are DNA testing of human and animal bones, teeth; and botanical (plant) evidence.

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