University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology

Faculty - Eric Buel

Eric Buel

Eric Buel, Director Vermont Forensic Lab

  • Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979
Area of expertise

forensic laboratory

Contact Information
Email: Eric Buel

Phone: (802) 244-8788

Research

As the director of a forensic laboratory my primary focus is on the day to day operations of the laboratory. We are an accredited laboratory and must follow certain protocols and procedures and maintaining accreditation is very important to our laboratory and to the criminal justice system. The accreditation process stresses excellence in scientific analyses and staying current with technology and with new techniques to solve forensic problems is essential to that goal. I have been very interested in pursuing new technologies and we have been actively involved in research at our facility. Our current research involves the application of real-time PCR for the quantitation of Human DNA in crime scene samples.

Selected Publications

  • Using resolution calculations to assess changes in capillary electrophoresis run parameters, Buel, El, LaFountain, M., and Schwartz, M., Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 48, No 1, 77-79, 2003.
  • Development of an Alu-based, QSY 7-labeled primer PCR method for quantitation of human DNA in forensic samples, Nicklas JA, Buel E, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol 48, No 2, 282-291, 2003.
  • Development of an Alu-based, real-time PCR method for quantitation of human DNA in forensic samples, Nicklas JA, Buel E, Journal of Forensic Science, Vol 48, No 2, 936-944, 2003.
  • Quantitation of DNA in Forensic Samples, Nicklas JA, Buel E, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol 376, No. 8, 1160-1167, 2003.
  • Forensic DNA typing by Capillary Electrophoresis: Using the ABI Prism 310 and 3100 Genetic Analyzers for STR Analysis, Butler JM, Buel E, Crivellente F, and McCord BR, Electrophoresis, in Press.