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Jog for Justice coincides with National DNA Day on April 25th, and we want to celebrate by answering all of your DNA-related questions! 

Join us for the official kick-off of SOJ’s first Jog for Justice with DNA Deep Dive on April 1st at 7 PM EST, a virtual event hosted by Kylie Low from audiochuck podcast Dark Downeast! Kylie will be joined by molecular biologist and Season of Justice Advisory Board Member Meredith, and they will discuss and explain the intricacies of DNA Testing and its impact on solving cold cases. 

You can gain access to this event by registering for Jog for Justice, donating $25+, or becoming a Cold Case Champion with a monthly donation! Once complete, the DNA Deep Dive registration link will be sent directly to your associated email address! 

*If you can’t attend on the 1st, a recording will be sent to registrants and donors shortly after April 1st* 

Monday, April 1, 2024 | 6:00 PM CDt

FEATURING

Kylie Low

Kylie Low is the creator and host of audiochuck’s new chart-topping show, Dark Downeast: New England’s True Crime Podcast, where her passion for storytelling intersects with her deep roots in Maine. With a background in journalism and a diverse career spanning morning radio, corporate digital media, touring with a boyband, and podcasting, Kylie’s journey led her to launch Dark Downeast in her beloved home state of Maine. Since its inception in 2020, the podcast has skyrocketed to #1 on the Apple Podcast charts, captivating audiences worldwide with gripping true crime narratives. Through Dark Downeast, Kylie provides a platform for families to honor the legacy of their loved ones and seek justice in unsolved cases. Kylie’s heart-driven approach to storytelling continues to leave an indelible mark on listeners everywhere.

Instagram @kyliealow & @darkdowneast

Meredith Turnbough, PhD

Meredith Turnbough started her adventure in forensics in 2005 at the University of North Texas (UNT) trying to find better ways to extract DNA from skeletal remains and eventually made her way up to assistant professor at the University of North Texas Science Center (UNTHSC) in the Forensic and Investigative Genetics department. A move to Phoenix prompted a jump from academics to industry, and she served the forensics community at Life Technologies, QIAGEN, and Verogen from 2014 to 2023. Meredith joined Verogen in 2019, and as the Director of Scientific Affairs, had the pleasure of helping many crime labs bring next-generation sequencing (NGS) online for both high-resolution short tandem repeat (STR) typing and in-house single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing for genetic genealogy. She is now (mostly) on sabbatical in the Texas Hill Country.

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