The Center 4 06The Center’s physical and digital forensics (PDF) group leverages members’ expertise and experience in drug chemistry, DNA, pharmacology, toxicology, and computer science to pursue innovative research and development in the tools and technologies — as well as practical application of them — to help our partners resolve disputes, enforce laws and regulations, and protect the public health.

From taking down illicit online pharmaceutical operations to developing portable DNA kits that can be used by responding officers at a crime scene, the PDF team is forging a safer future — starting with the tiniest details.

Recent Successes

  • Malcovery Security, Inc. successfully launched as startup company based on intellectual property developed by Center affiliates working in the digital forensics laboratory.

  • Center affiliates Dr. Elizabeth Gardner and Gary Warner received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct research on Internet-based pharmacies.

  • Recent graduates of a Center-affiliated academic program in computer forensics and security management have been hired by, among other companies, Visa, Wal Mart, eBay, and PayPal to work in their cyber security divisions.