DNA Testing Scientists

The following is a brief description of the background of certain scientists affiliated with Paternity Testing Corporation either as a staff scientist or as a member of our Board of Scientific Advisors.

Kim Gorman, President has a degree in chemistry. Kim worked for three years on the Human Genome Project (an international effort to map the location of DNA throughout human chromosomes) at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, then spent three years as a DNA Criminalist with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Crime Laboratory. Kim has been the laboratory supervisor for Paternity Testing Corporation since it opened in 1996. She oversees all aspects of paternity and forensic testing performed by Paternity Testing Corporation. Back To Top

Michelle Beckwith, Vice President has a degree in Chemistry, B.S and is a DNA analyst with a background in population statistics. Michelle worked on the Human Genome Project (an international effort to map the location of DNA throughout human chromosomes) at the Washington University School of Medicine before joining Paternity Testing Corporation in 1996 and also participated in the Hurricane Katrina DNA Identification Project as the DNA Data Review Team Leader. She is the Paternity Supervisor for Paternity Testing Corporation. Back To Top

Scott Johnson received a B.S. in Biology, with an emphasis in molecular biology, from the University of Missouri. Prior to joining Paternity Testing Corporation, he worked as a research technician at the University of Missouri and as an intern at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime lab. Scott has been with Paternity Testing Corporation since 1999 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Forensic DNA and Serology from the University of Florida. Back To Top

Judith Miles, M.D., Ph.D. is Paternity Testing Corporation Medical Director. In addition to her medical degree Dr. Miles has a Ph.D. in cytogenetics. She is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Miles is a Board Certified medical geneticist and is also Board Certified in pediatrics. Back To Top

Charlotte Phillips, Ph.D. is Paternity Testing Corporation Laboratory Director. Dr. Phillips is also an Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Child Health, Division of Medical Genetics, University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Phillips is Board Certified in clinical molecular genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Back To Top

Karol Elias, Ph.D. is Paternity Testing Corporation's Co-Laboratory Director–Forensics. Dr. Elias came to Paternity Testing Corporation from the Anne Arundel County Police Department Crime Laboratory in Maryland. Dr. Elias has a Ph.D. in biology and a master's degree in forensic science. Dr. Elias has the unusual combination of a doctoral degree in biological science plus specific academic training and experience in forensics, including human identity testing. Back To Top

Christian Carson, Ph.D. is a Paternity Testing Corporation Co-Laboratory Director. Dr. Carson came to Paternity Testing Corporation from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dr. Carson's background is in molecular genetics. He received a Ph.D. in 1993 from the University of Florida. Dr. Carson brings to Paternity Testing Corporation many years of experience in gene mapping and chromosome analysis. Back To Top

Michael J. Calcutt, Ph.D. is one of Paternity Testing Corporation's Associate Laboratory Directors. Dr. Calcutt has a Ph.D. in biochemistry. Dr. Calcutt is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri–Columbia. He has served on the Editorial Board of the ASM journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, and is an ad hoc reviewer for several other scientific publications. Back To Top


Additional Scientists

Paternity Testing Corporation has many additional scientists on staff with a minimum of a bachelors' degree in a hard science who are dedicated and respected. You may inquire for a complete list by calling Paternity Testing Corporation. Back To Top