Ryan Forensic DNA Consulting and Advanced Serology Lab

Forensic DNA Consulting services provided by an experienced DNA analyst and former DNA Technical Leader. Let us review your DNA case for accuracy and adherence to protocols. Expert witness services and trial preparation/consultation assistance is also available.

Biological evidence screening performed in our Advanced Serology Laboratory focusing on locating, identifying, and collecting DNA from bodily fluids. Our serological services include the characterization and identification of blood, semen, saliva, vaginal fluid, and menstrual fluid. Collection of DNA samples is available via cutting or swabbing or through the use of the M-Vac Wet Vacuum DNA Collection System.

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Evidence Collection

Advanced Serology Laboratory utilizes visual, magnified, Alternate Light Source, and microscopic examination techniques to help locate potential biological evidence. Once located, the stain can be analyzed with a wide array of serological tests. Traditional collection methods or the M-Vac System can be used to collect the DNA evidence.”

Consulting Services

With the advent of newer, more sensitive technologies and procedures, DNA evidence is being used in more criminal cases than ever before. No longer reserved for the most violent of crimes, even simple burglaries and drug possession cases are submitted to the lab for DNA analysis. Since DNA can transfer through a mere touch, how can you ensure the results obtained are accurate?

Serology Services

Advanced Serology Laboratory offers biological screening services to police, prosecution, and defense agencies. We are also available for civil cases and for privately funded work. Serology testing is time consuming and can create a bottle-neck in a case which slows down the DNA testing and results. Eliminate the bottle-neck by pre-screening and sampling your evidence.

Testimonials

Ms. Ryan remains the finest DNA expert I have ever utilized in my almost 30 years of trial practice.  My client, Michael Hunter, was falsely accused of the most hideous of crimes - rape and incest regarding his own daughter.  Kern County is a dangerous place for such false accusations. Transfer DNA placed all kinds of DNA in all kinds of highly suspicious places and body parts, and the state crime lab expert testified that transfer DNA, while an interesting possibility, didn't really exist in the real world. The case went from juror anger towards Mr. Hunter on January 4, 2013 when opening statements were presented to a full acquittal of all charges on January 24, 2013, after request for read back of both the state crime lab expert and Ms. Ryan.  Ms. Ryan was instrumental in saving Mr. Hunter's life.  I cannot thank Ms. Ryan enough for breaking down the most complicated of hard science concepts into understandable "chunks" of information.  Jurors afterwards related to me that the DNA presentation of Ms. Ryan angered them - "how can this happen?" one said to me. "Frightening..." commented another. Mr. Hunter is home with his loved ones after suffering the most terrifying of ordeals.  In large part, he owes his freedom to Ms. Ryan.
Paul Cadman, Esq.
Paul Cadman, Esq.
Kern County Public Defender's Office
I would like to thank you for the excellent work you did on this matter.  My client, staff and I were extremely impressed with your service.  My staff, the client and I all really enjoyed working with you and I would relish the opportunity to work with you again in the future.  I really appreciate the extra time and effort you put forth sharing your years of experience and expertise.  I would also like to let you know that you were an outstanding witness and you did a great job breaking down complex subjects and making them easy to understand.
Paul H. Neuharth, Jr.
Paul H. Neuharth, Jr.
Attorney at Law
San Diego, CA
Suzanna Ryan was chosen to sit on the Review Board as the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) DNA and serology expert. She was handpicked to hold this position with other world-renown experts because she is the best in what she does. As a Detective in law enforcement for over fifteen years, and as someone who has reviewed thousands of cold cases, I am always looking for a DNA person who can explain the complexity of forensics and DNA to me without further confusing the matter. I found that person in Suzanna Ryan. Not only does she use her expertise consulting voluntarily on our cold cases, she is the rare breed of expert who actually applies her knowledge in the lab. Her background, education, dedication and moral character are only part of the reason she succeeds and is why I personally chose her to implement and run AISOCC’s first ever pro-bono laboratory to specifically do DNA and serology testing in cold case investigations. I can say without reserve or hesitation, Suzanna Ryan is my top choice for anything DNA or serology related and I would recommend her services 100%.
Kenneth L. Mains
Kenneth L. Mains
Detective
Founder/President AISOCC
DNA evidence can be make or break in criminal cases.  It is often considered rightly so "linch pin" evidence. As a criminal defense attorney for over 25 years, I have had my share of experiences with DNA expert witnesses and consultants, both good and bad.  On more than one occasion, I have been able to work with DNA expert, Suzanna Ryan.  Ms. Ryan has been prompt and responsive at all times I have used her.  In the last criminal sexual assault case I tried, Ms. Ryan helped me prepare the cross examination against the government's DNA expert.  In no small part to ms. Ryan's efforts, the defense was able to totally eviscerate the DNA evidence the government presented at trial.  The case resulted in a full acquittal due in no small part to the incredible job Ms. Ryan did in educating me on the issues in the case, the weaknesses in the government's case (and ours) and she directed the attack against this significant evidence brought by the government.  Had we used any other expert, It may well have ended up in vastly different result.  Without any reservation whatsoever, I recommend Ms. Suzanna Ryan to anyone that must attack DNA evidence in a particular case.
David P. Sheldon
David P. Sheldon
Law Offices of David P. Sheldon, PLLC
Thank you so much for everything!  You were fabulous.  The court staff talked about how terrific you were, compared to the usual fare of defense experts.  I cannot imagine retaining anyone else ever in my career again.  Hope we get to work again, very soon.
Pam Singh
Pam Singh
Kern Co. Deputy Public Defender
Bakersfield, CA
In short, Ms. Ulery did an excellent job in conducting her analysis, researching the issues at hand, and testifying at trial.  Her thoroughness and attention to detail ensured that the jury would give her trial testimony great weight.  Perhaps more importantly, she articulately explained a complicated scientific subject to the jury in a way that was easily understandable to the average juror.
Ronald Gendron
Ronald Gendron
Asst. State Attorney
Providence, Rhode Island
As a defense attorney who has tried over 100 cases and worked with many experts, I have never worked with an expert who has had a greater positive impact on a case than Ms. Ryan.  Her ability to demystify DNA science, and work with the attorney to frame and understand issues is remarkable.  Her assistance in helping me to prepare for trial and present the issues to jurors in a manner that I was comfortable with and which was compelling and understandable to them was a key to the defense success in a recent, very serious case.
Derek Bercher
Derek Bercher
Orange County Alternate Public Defender
Santa Ana, CA
In a death penalty case wherein DNA evidence was the critical piece of evidence linking the defendant to the murder, I could not hope for better expert testimony than that provided by Ms. Ulery.  Simply stated, her testimony was superior in all categories and by every measure.
Jay Pruner
Jay Pruner
Hillsborough Co. Asst. State Attorney
Homicide Division Chief
...Due to the excellent work and determination of Suzanna Ulery processing and examining the evidence an arrest was made before he [the suspect] fled.  The work and time that Suzanna Ulery put in this case was greatly appreciated by the Gang Intelligence Unit
W. Chuck Hasting, GIU
W. Chuck Hasting, GIU
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.
Suzanna Ulery from the FDLE Laboratory... has taken it upon herself to do an exemplary job in recovering the DNA needed to successfully make for a future identification on a suspect in this case.  Her countless hours and determination all have paid off in assisting our agency without any delays...
Sgt. C. Born
Sgt. C. Born
Sarasota Police Department

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