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CURRENT EVENTS: Please note that the most effective way to contact Spence Forensic Resources is via e-mail: mike@spenceforensics.com, and all phone contact should go through the number: 575-640-2360

Dr. Spence is a native of New Mexico.

In February 2015, an article was published in The Champion magazine. This is the renowned journal provided by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). The authors of the article are Christina T. Kline, Demosthenes Lorandos, Ph.D., and Michael J. Spence, Ph.D. The article is entitled: 'If DNA, Then Guilty': Strategies for Overcoming Juror Assumptions About DNA Evidence in Criminal Trials. Please note the following copyright assignment:

(c) 2015, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

This pubication illuminates events that transpired during a 2013 courtroom battle in Texas.

BLOG: On January 3, 2012, Dr. Michael J. Spence launched his blog, DNA TECHNOLOGY AND OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Please consider stopping by and taking a look.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Spence received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He earned his Doctorate in Molecular Biology from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in 1990. Dr. Spence continued as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Vermont, Department of Molecular Genetics. He then moved on to work as a Research Assistant at the V.A. Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. During his work in Boise, Dr. Spence secured funding for a five-year independent research project focusing on an anti-cancer cytokine called oncostatin M.

In May 2003, after over 20 years of research and 14 publications in scientific journals, Dr. Spence began his efforts as a Forensic Biologist with the Indiana State Police - Evansville Laboratory. Over the course of the next four years, he completed forensic biology/DNA examinations corresponding to over 100 criminal cases and testified as an expert witness in 16 felony trials.

SPENCE FORENSIC RESOURCES (SFR):

On February 25, 2008, Dr. Spence launched Spence Forensic Resources (SFR) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. As of July 2015, Dr. Spence has reviewed over 725 criminal case files. Representing SFR, Dr. Spence has testified in 50 criminal case proceedings.

--Michael J. Spence, Ph.D.

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