‘Drugs, Poisons and DNA’ to be discussed Friday, Dec. 6, as URI Forensic Science Seminar Series wraps up for fall

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Drugs, poisons and DNA are on the agenda tomorrow, as the University of Rhode Island Fall Forensic Science Series wraps up for 2019. Robin Fortunati, chief, State of Rhode Island Center for Forensic Sciences, will be the featured speaker. As chief of the Department of Health’s Center for Forensic Sciences, Fortunati oversees controlled substances identification, forensic biology, drug chemistry, DNA and breath analysis, and interaction with the FBI’s DNA database to assist in criminal investigations, among other things. Her presentation, “Drugs, Poisons and DNA: Rhode Island’s Center for Forensic Sciences,” will provide an overview of this work.

WHO:  Robin Fortunati, chief, State of Rhode Island Center for Forensic Sciences.

WHAT:  Drugs, Poisons and DNA: Rhode Island’s Center for Forensic Sciences,” part of the University of Rhode Island’s Fall Forensic Science Series

WHERE:  Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences
140 Flagg Road
Room 100 Lecture Hall
Kingston, Rhode Island

WHEN:   Friday, Dec. 6,  3:30 – 5 p.m.