Adjunct Faculty

The Biomedical Forensic Sciences adjunct faculty are recruited from local, state and federal forensic laboratories, law enforcement agencies, the Schools of Medicine and Law.

Elizabeth-crop-Laposata-221x300-Elizabeth Laposata, M.D., Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Laposata completed her premedical education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Honors. She attended University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1979. She completed her internship and residency in Anatomic Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and her subspecialty fellowship training in Forensic Pathology at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology with certification in anatomic and forensic pathology. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and while in Philadelphia, established the Forensic Pathology Fellowship program at the City of Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. She has worked as an Assistant Medical Examiner for the City of St. Louis, the City of Philadelphia, and the State of Delaware. From 1993 to 2005 she served as the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Rhode Island. In a Federal investigation that lasted over two years, she managed the examination and identification of over 5,000 fragmented human remains of victims recovered from the crash of EgyptAir 990 off the coast of Massachusetts; and in 2003, she ran an around-the-clock operation to complete the autopsies and identifications of 96 victims recovered from a tragic night club fire in West Warwick, RI. She currently holds faculty positions as Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine and as Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Forensic Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine where she teaches forensic pathology and medicolegal death investigation. She operates Forensic Pathology & Legal Medicine, Inc., an independent consulting practice, and is a member of the College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, International Association of Identification, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the National Association of Medical Examiners where she served on the Board of Directors.

Kevin--crop-K1-781x1024Kevin Kosiorek, M.S., Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Kosiorek has been employed with the Boston Police Crime Laboratory for over a decade and is currently the supervising criminalist in the Criminalistics section. His work in the lab includes case management, serological testing, general evidence exams, processing crime scenes, and shooting reconstruction. Mr. Kosiorek has a B.S. in biology from Providence College, a M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences with a concentration in forensic science from the University of Florida, is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) and is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) through the International Association for Identification.  He teaches a forensic science laboratory courses at Suffolk University and both crime scene investigation and forensic biology lab in the BMFS program.

Amy-K-crop-222x300Amy Reynolds, M.F.S., Adjunct Instructor

Ms. Reynolds teaches the Trace Evidence Analysis lecture and laboratory courses.  She holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Forensic Science.  She has a background in both trace evidence and criminalistics, and is currently employed as a Criminalist IV in charge of the Trace Evidence Section at the Boston Police Department Crime Laboratory. Ms. Reynolds provides expert testimony in such areas as trace evidence, general criminalistics, crime scene processing, and bloodstain pattern analysis. She is a certified hair and fiber examiner and Diplomate with the American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) and is a Certified Crime Scene Investigator through the International Association for Identification (IAI).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKenneth Martin, M.S., Adjunct Instructor

Kenneth Martin is a retired Detective Lieutenant and Commanding Officer of the Crime Scene Services Section (CSSS) of the Massachusetts State Police.  Det. Lt. Martin has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a B.A. in Biology from Bridgewater State College and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College. He has trained at the F.B.I. National Academy and has participated in numerous other training courses throughout his career as both an instructor and trainee. Det. Lt. Martin has taught for specialized schools held by the MA State Police and previously oversaw the seven CSSS Laboratories located throughout Massachusetts. Det. Lt. Martin is a member of and served as President of the International Association for Identification (IAI) in 2007. Det. Lt. Martin has served on various committees for the National Institute of Justice, as a member of the Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) and as a member of the Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN). He is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, BLoodstain Pattern Analyst, Footwear Examiner and Latent Print Examiner through the IAI. Det. Lt. Martin teaches Bloodstain Pattern Analysis for the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program.

Steve OstrowskiStephen Ostrowski, M.S.F.S., Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Ostrowski is a Senior Criminalist working at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory in Concord and teaches in the Pattern Evidence Analysis lecture and laboratory course.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Dickinson College and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven.  He performs casework in the disciplines of firearms, toolmarks, physical match, fingerprints, obliterated serial number restoration, gunshot residue/shooting distance determination, and crime scene processing.  Mr. Ostrowski is a Certified Latent Print Examiner through the International Association for Identification.  Additionally, he holds certifications in the areas of Firearms, Toolmarks, and Gunshot Residue through the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners.

David BreenDavid Breen, J.D., Adjunct Associate Professor

Prof. Breen received a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law in 1990 and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government in 2003. He served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office from 1990-1996. After leaving Manhattan, Prof. Breen served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1996-1999. He subsequently worked for the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston for three years prior to joining the law faculty at the Boston University School of Law in 2005. Prof. Breen is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at BU School of Law teaching in the areas of criminal law and procedure, criminal practice, and trial advocacy; he also serves as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County.  Prof. Breen developed the curriculum for and teaches the two law classes required as part of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program. He also participates as a volunteer at Boston University and various non-profit organizations.

Ioan Truta croppedIoan Truta, Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Truta has been a Senior Criminalist with the Latent Print Section at Boston Police Department since 2005. He started his forensic career in 1996 at Cluj-Napoca Police Department in Romania, where he worked in the fields of crime scene investigation, forensic photography and pattern impression identification (fingerprints, footwear imprints, tool marks and questioned documents). In 2001, he worked for United Nation Peace Keeping Mission in Kosovo as a crime scene investigator and latent print examiner. He lectures frequently on different forensic topics at conferences and other professional meetings. Mr. Truta served as a member of the Forensics Identification for Standardization Committee of the International Association of Identification (IAI), and he is a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE), a Certified Forensic Photographer (CFPH) a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) and a Certified Footwear Examiner. He earned a Licentiate Degree in Judicial Sciences (JS) with a concentration in forensics/criminalistics in his home country of Romania.

M JuhascikMatthew Juhascik, Ph.D, DABFT, Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Juhascik is the Deputy Director of Forensic Chemistry for the Forensic Services Group of the Massachusetts State Police.  His current duties include oversight of toxicology testing (drug-facilitated sexual assault, vehicle operation while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and postmortem testing), drug chemistry testing for controlled substances seized in the field, and the Office of Alcohol Testing which is responsible for the certification of breathalyzers used in the Commonwealth.  He has previously worked as the Deputy Director/QA Officer for the postmortem forensic toxicology laboratory at UMass Memorial Hospital Laboratories in Worcester, MA.  He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Dayton in Ohio, and an M.S. degree in Forensic Sciences from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  His Ph.D. in Pharmacy – Biopharmaceutical Sciences was also earned at the University of Illinois-Chicago, with a thesis on drug-facilitated sexual assault.  Dr. Juhascik co-teaches the Forensic Toxicology course and his current research interests include method development/validation, LC/MS/MS and epidemiology of drug use.

KnightUUrsula Knight, J.D., Adjunct Instructor

After obtaining her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1990, Ms. Knight began her career in prosecution and for a decade served as both an assistant district attorney and an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Throughout her tenure as an assistant district attorney, she prosecuted a full range of felonies including crimes against children, arson, sexual assault and murder. As a member of the Corruption, Fraud and Computer Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General, Ms. Knight specialized in prosecuting crimes committed over the Internet. Ms. Knight spent ten years in the private sector, litigating medical malpractice cases and specializing in white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation. In that role, she served as co-counsel on the largest personal injury verdict in Massachusetts history. Ms. Knight is currently an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, which includes the city of Boston.  She is assigned to the Homicide Unit, prosecuting murder cases from response to crime scene to resolution. She co-teaches the Criminal Law II-Mock Court course, providing testimony skills coaching, education and training.

Delahunt photoRobert Delahunt, Jr., J.D., Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Delahunt received his B.A. from Colby College and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Delahunt is a Member at a major Boston law firm. His practice is concentrated on white collar criminal defense. He has particular experience in high-profile criminal cases, forensic evidence, and the use of expert witnesses. Previously, Mr. Delahunt served as a state prosecutor with the Office of the District Attorney for Norfolk, Suffolk and Middlesex Counties. During this time he specialized in DNA-related homicide and felony cases.  As an adjunct instructor in the BMFS program, Mr. Delahunt teaches trial testimonial skills to students in the Criminal Law II – Mock Court course.