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Claire Glynn – Pharmaceutical and Forensic Analysis

The BSc in Pharmaceutical and Forensic Analysis at LIT was my first choice after researching a variety of programmes in Ireland and overseas. This was mainly due to its faculty including experienced forensic science practitioners with real world experience in the field. In addition, the industrial placement in the third year of the degree attracted me, as it gives you a foot in the door and allows you an insider view of what the industry is really like.

My placement was at LGC Forensics, the UK’s leading forensic science provider, and it was here that my passion and dedication to this field was solidified. Following graduation, I was hired by LGC Forensics to work in the Forensic Biology department within the homicide and sexual assaults team. After a few years I returned to Ireland to pursue a PhD programme in molecular medicine, which introduced me to new cutting edge techniques in molecular biology, which I am now employing in forensic science applications. Today, I am an Assistant Professor at the Henry C Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, USA. Here, I work alongside leading experts in the field in teaching, research and expert consultancy in criminal investigations.

LIT provided me with the strong theoretical and practical knowledge required to establish a successful career in the field that I love.

For me, it started in LIT

Claire Glynn, BA, BSc, PhD.
Assistant Professor at the Henry C Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science  (University of New Haven in Connecticut, USA)
LIT Graduate – Pharmaceutical and Forensic Analysis at LIT

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