Jason H. Byrd, Ph.D. D-ABFE
Jason H. Byrd, Ph.D., D-ABFE, is an associate professor within the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine and the associate director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine.
In his capacity as an professor, Dr. Byrd instructs courses in forensic science at UF’s nationally recognized Hume Honors College. Dr. Byrd is also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and he serves as the director of education for the ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program at the University of Florida.
AnnMarie Clark spent 18 years with the University of Florida managing a wildlife genetics laboratory that focused on population and conservation genetics and training graduate students in the fine arts of non-lethal sample collection, how to process their own samples in the laboratory, and data collection and analysis.
As an extension of the popgen focus of the laboratory, she began developing testing for poaching issues for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in the mid 1990s and handled most of the poaching cases that involved DNA analysis.
Susan Underkoffler, MFS, holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University and a Master of Forensic Science degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. She has developed an animal forensic science track at Drexel University College of Medicine, offered as part of their graduate forensics program.
She spent many years as Forensics Manager for the Pennsylvania SPCA, where she developed the first Forensics Unit and handled all forensic responsibilities associated with humane law enforcement animal cruelty cases including crime scene documentation, evidence collection and processing, animal forensic exams, necropsies and courtroom preparation, along with assuming veterinary technician responsibilities and management of a court case animal fostering program.