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Sandra Haddad, PhD

Assistant Professor of Forensics and Biology

BS, University of Utah; PhD, Tulane University

Dr. Haddad is a recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship in microbial biology from the National Science Foundation and has served as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Georgia and Xavier University. She was employed most recently as the Validation Supervisor with the DNA Unit of the Massachusetts State Police Forensic and Technology Center. Dr. Haddad’s extensive experience in a range of laboratory settings makes her a valuable resource for Bay Path students.

Prior to her work in the crime lab, Dr. Haddad has worked in a clinical virology lab, ARUP, and at TRA, a biotechnology company. She studied biodegration in microorganisms. Her work has included sequencing, cloning, and expressing genes involved in the biodegrative pathways, as well as purifying, crystallizing, and genetically engineering the regulatory proteins of these pathways. She has also performed research on ribosomal frameshifting in HIV and MMTV, drug treatment for HSV, and immunosuppression from Photodynamic Cancer Therapy.

She is a prolific researcher and has authored numerous publications and presentations. Along with several of her colleagues, Dr. Haddad holds a patent for her work in biomining.

Dr. Haddad earned a BS in biology from the University of Utah and her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans.