Dr. Candice Bridge is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida where she holds a position in the Department of Chemistry and at the National Center for Forensic Science.
Dr. Candice Bridge is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she holds a position in the Department of Chemistry and at the National Center for Forensic Science.
She also owns her own consulting company in Florida called Forensic Science Research & Consulting, LLC. She studied chemistry at Howard University and received an ACS certified B.S. degree in 2004. In 2007, she completed her doctoral research in analytical chemistry focusing on forensic sciences from the UCF. In 2008, she conducted her post-doctoral research at the Center for Research and Education of Optics and Lasers (CREOL) at the UCF. Afterwards, she was hired as a Chemistry Lecturer at Howard University and then in 2009 she moved to the Defense Forensic Science Center (formerly the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory) where she was a Trace Evidence Examiner.
Then in 2011 she accepted a position in the DFSC’s Office of the Chief Scientist where for 3 years she was a project manager for R&D projects, the Humans Protections Administrator for human research projects within the Office of the Provost Marshall General, and the Educational Outreach Director for the Defense Forensics & Biometrics Agency prior to moving to UCF.
DNA is the go-to forensic evidence in many criminal cases. What other trace evidence can be used to identify the perpetrator when they don't leave DNA behind?