Giana is from Lombard, IL. She received her Bachelor of Science in 2018 from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she double majored in chemistry and biology. Her undergraduate research focused on inorganic synthesis and redox catalysis. Giana joined the Halamek lab in Fall 2019. She followed him to arrive at Texas Tech in Fall 2020. Here, her research aims to employ enzymatic assays for trace analyte detection. Specifically, she is working on techniques which signal the presence of fentanyl and organophosphates, both of which as highly toxic classes of compounds. This research aims to increase safety for those who encounter drugs, pesticides, and chemical warfare agents.
Ashley is from Springfield, OH and earned her B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Chemistry in 2019 from Kent State University. She focused on genetics and DNA studies while working in two research labs as an undergraduate student for over two years. Ashley is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Forensic Chemistry at the Institute of Forensic Science at Texas Tech University. She joined the Halámek lab during the fall semester of 2020 focusing her research on elemental analysis for forensic applications.
Estreylla is from Austin, TX. She completed her B.S. in Forensic Science at St. Edward’s University. During her undergraduate, she focused on the application of chemical processing to latent fingerprints. Estreylla is currently pursuing her Master's in Forensic Science with a concentration in Forensic Chemistry. She joined Halamek’s lab in Fall 2021, focusing her research on enzyme detection for forensic application and content analysis. This research aims to provide a new way to detect and analyze body fluids during investigations.
is from El Paso, Tx. She received her Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry in 2020 from The University of Texas at El Paso. Brianna is currently pursuing her master’s in Forensic Chemistry and joined Halamek’s lab in Spring 2022.
is from San Antonio, Texas and completed her B.S. in Forensic Science with a concentration in Biology at UT El Paso in 2021. She is now pursuing her M.S. in Forensic Chemistry at Texas Tech’s Institute of Forensic Science. She joined Halamek’s lab in Spring 2022 where she works on developing enzymatic assays for the detection of illicit substances and toxic compounds.
Elizabeth (Lissa) Haddock
is from Austin, TX. She received her B.A. in 2017 for Forensic Anthropology and her B.S. in 2021 for Biology, both from Texas Tech University. Lissa is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Forensic Science with a focus in Chemistry at the Institute of Forensic Science at Texas Tech University. She joined Dr. Halamek’s lab in the Spring 2022.
Richelle is from Post Falls, ID and completed her B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Forensics at University of Idaho. She is now pursuing her M.S in Forensic Science with a focus in Chemistry. She joined Dr. Halamek’s lab in Fall 2022.
Abby is from Longmont CO, and received a B.S. in Biology, with a Chemistry minor from Colorado State University. She is now persuing her M.S in Forensic Science, joining Halamek's lab in Fall 2022.
is from Roswell, NM. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing with a minor in Chemistry and German in 2020 from Texas Tech University. Samuel is currently pursuing his Master's in Forensic Science with a concentration in Forensic Chemistry. He joined Halamek's lab in Fall 2022.
is from Gujarat, India. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology in 2019 from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, India. She also secured Master of Science degree in Medical Technology with specialization in Clinical Laboratory Technology in 2021 from Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India. Currently, she is pursuing Master of Science in Forensic Science. She joined the Halamek Group in Fall 2022.