Dr. Grgicak is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at Boston University’s School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences and Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor, in Ontario Canada. She then went on to attain her Masters of Science in Forensic Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa in Ontario Canada. She currently teaches courses in forensic DNA analysis and chemistry. Her forensic operations experience was obtained at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in the CODIS unit and at Cellmark Diagnostics in Germantown MD. She is Executive Secretary of the OSAC subcommittee on Biological Data Interpretation and Reporting and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Her current research focuses on analysis and interpretation of noisy signal from samples originating from complex environments.