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 Jillian  Yeakel

Jillian Yeakel Instructor and Program Lead of Forensic Science

Jill Yeakel achieved her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Lock Haven University. She then attended Arcadia University where she earned a Master of Science in Forensic Science. While attending Arcadia University, she was a mentor for the Forensics Mentors Institute where she guided two high school students through a project studying the Stability of Salvinorin-A, a Hallucinogenic Herb, in Various Biological Matrices. This program sparked her interest in both research and education. Professor Yeakel has worked in both forensic and clinical toxicology laboratories including the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education and the Armed Forces Medical Examiners Office. Through her research, she has several publications and has been awarded the Society of Forensic Toxicologist’s Educational Research Award and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Irving Sunshine Award. Most recently, she was part of a research group that studied novel psychoactive substance use and prevalence in the electronic dance music festival community through a grant from the National Institute of Justice.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Interests include forensic toxicology and DNA analysis as well as the additional subjects in forensic science. Research interests are mostly focused in the areas of toxicology and DNA analysis for forensic and clinical purposes.

Courses Taught at HU:

General Biology Lab

Forensic Biology

Forensic Instrumentation

Scientific Minds II


Master of Science in Forensic Science, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, USA.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biology, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, USA.

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