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Department of Forensic Science

David Gangitano

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004)
  • B.S. Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992)


Office: CFS-221C
Phone: (936) 294-4413

Areas of Expertise:
Forensic Biology, Statistical Genetics, Crime Scene Investigation.


  • Jessica Wells, Todd Armstrong, Brian Boutwell, Danielle Boisvert, Shahida Flores, Mary Symonds, David Gangitano. Molecular genetic underpinnings of self-control: 5-HTTLPR and self-control in a sample of inmates. Journal of Criminal Justice. Volume 43, Issue 5. (September-October 2015): 386-396
  • White J., Hughes-Stamm S., Gangitano D. Development and validation of a rapid PCR method for the PowerPlex® 16 HS system for forensic DNA identification. Int J Legal Med. 2015 Jul;129(4):715-23
  • Armstrong TA, Boutwell B, Flores S, Symonds M, Keller S, Gangitano D. Monoamine Oxidase-A Genotype, Childhood Adversity, and Criminal Behavior in an Incarcerated Sample. Psychiatr Genet. 2014 Aug;24(4):164-71.
  • Sarah Bahlmann, Sheree Hughes-Stamm, David Gangitano. Development and evaluation of a rapid PCR method for the PowerPlex®S5 system for forensic DNA profiling. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2014 Jul;16(4):227-33.
  • Noseda P, Hernandez M, Gonzalez B, Hughes-Stamm S, Gangitano D. Genetic Study of Three Closely Linked X chromosome STR Markers in an Argentinian Population. J Forensic Investigation. 2013;1(2): 4.
  • Noseda PA, Kenline J, Manning M, and Gangitano DA. Population Data for DXS6800, DXS101, and DXS8377 Loci from Buenos Aires (Argentina). J Forensic Leg Med. 2013 Jul;20(5):522-4
  • Munoz A, Gangitano DA, Smith CP, Boone TB, Somogyi GT. Removal of urothelium affects bladder contractility and release of ATP but not release of NO in rat urinary bladder. BMC Urol. 2010 May 24;10:10.
  • Bucheli SR, Bytheway JA, Gangitano DA. Necrophagous Caterpillars Provide Human mtDNA Evidence. J Forensic Sci. 2010 Jul;55(4):1130-2.
  • Luce C, Montpetit S, Gangitano D, O'Donnell P. Validation of the AMPFlSTR MiniFiler PCR amplification kit for use in forensic casework. J Forensic Sci. 2009 Sep;54(5):1046-54.

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