Michael Coble conducts research on DNA mixture interpretation at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Coble received his M.S. in Forensic Science in 1997 and Ph.D. in Genetics from the George Washington University in 2004. Dr. Coble conducted his thesis research at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory. In 2009, Dr. Coble received the Washington Academy of Sciences Award for work of merit and distinction in the biological sciences. He is a member of the North Carolina Forensic Science Advisory Board and is an invited guest to the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods. Dr. Coble was listed among the top 20 high-impact authors in Legal Medicine & Forensic Science from 2001 to 2011 by Science Watch.