Faculty Profile: Joseph DiZinno, DDS

Joseph A. DiZinno, DDS

Position & Titles:  Assistant Professor, College of Science, Forensic Science Program

Office: Exploratory Hall, Room 3404
Office Hours: E-mail to schedule a meeting
Email: jdizinn2@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-4985

Education: BS, DDS

Experience: FBI, 22 years (Retired FBI Laboratory Director)

Family Practice Dentist, 5 years

Professional Accomplishments:

Numerous Presentations


2002 DiZinno, J., Lord, W., Collins-Morton, M.,Wilson, M., Goff, L., “Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing of Beetle Larvae (Nitidulidae: Omosita) Recovered from Human Bone”, Journal of Forensic Science,(2002) 47:, 1337-1339.

1999 DiZinno, J., Wilson, M., Budowle, B., “Typing of DNA Derived from Hairs”, Forensic Examination of Hair, (1999) Chapter 3, 155-170.

1997 Wilson, M., Polanskey, D., Replogle, J., DiZinno, J., Budowle, B., “A family exhibiting heteroplasmy in the human mitochondrial DNA control region reveals both somatic mosaicism and pronounced segregation of mitotypes,” Human Genetics, (1997) 100: 167-171

1996 Sweet, D., DiZinno, J., “Personal Identification through Dental Evidence – Tooth Fragments to DNA,” California_Dental Association Journal, May 1996.

1995 Smith, B., Holland, M., Sweet, D., DiZinno, J., “DNA and Forensic Odontology,” Manual of Forensic Odontology, Chapter 10, Third Edition, 1995.

1995 Wilson, M., DiZinno, J., Polanskey, J., Replogle, J., and Budowle, B., “Validation of Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing for Forensic Casework Analysis,”International Journal of Legal Medicine, 108: 68-74.

1995 Wilson, M., Polanskey, D., Butler, J., DiZinno, J., Replogle, J., and Budowle, B., “Extraction, PCR Amplification and Sequencing of Mitochondrial DNA from Human Hair Shafts,” Biotechniques, April 1995, Vol. 18, No. 4.

1993 Stoneking, M., Holland, M., Fisher, D., Budowle, B.,Wilson, M. and DiZinno J., “Guidelines for the use of Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing in Forensic Science,” FBI Crime Laboratory Digest, October, 1993.

1991 Owsley, D., Ubelaker, D. and DiZinno, J., “Unknown to Positive ID: A Forensic Anthropological Investigation,”Journal of Forensic Identification, November, 1992.