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Jack Ballantyne is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and an Associate Director of the National Center for Forensic Science in Orlando, Florida. His research interests can be classified as “getting blood from a stone: more and more probative information from less and less genetic material”. Specifically, his current projects include the efficient use of Y chromosome markers for sexual assault investigations, RNA profiling for body fluid and tissue identification and single-cell/low copy number analysis including DNA mixture deconvolution.