• 526 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
1978 …2019
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Research interests

Developing methods to accurately estimate the age of a body fluid stain recovered from a crime scene through an analysis of degradation of RNA as well as cyclic patterns of gene expression that follow a circadian rhythm. Identifying nucleotide sequence variations in genes associated with cardiac function that may underly incidents of sudden unexplained death.

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DNA Fingerprinting Medicine & Life Sciences
DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
Paternity Medicine & Life Sciences
Polymerase Chain Reaction Medicine & Life Sciences
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms Medicine & Life Sciences
Forensic Genetics Medicine & Life Sciences
Alleles Medicine & Life Sciences
Phenotype Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 1978 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A method to estimate the age of bloodstains using quantitative PCR

Fu, J. & Allen, R., 1 Mar 2019, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 39, p. 103-108 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coloring Agents
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Blood Stains
RNA Sequence Analysis
RNA Stability
Sudden Death
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Coroners and Medical Examiners

Parentage and relationship testing

Allen, R. & Polesky, H. F., 1 Jan 2016, Molecular Pathology in Clinical Practice:Second Edition. Springer International Publishing, p. 811-821 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Emigration and Immigration
Microsatellite Repeats
Molecular Biology
Polymerase Chain Reaction
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of Degradation in DNA from Males with a Quantitative Gender Typing, Endpoint PCR Multiplex

Smith, B. C., Vandegrift, E., Fuller, V. M. & Allen, R., 1 Jan 2015, In : Journal of Forensic Sciences. 60, 2, p. 399-408 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction
Molecular Weight
Y Chromosome
Mitochondrial DNA

Parentage Testing and Kinship Analysis

Allen, R. & Pritchard, J., 4 Nov 2015, Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 632-643 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter