Dr. Hays Young, DNA Analyst and Technical Leader, Joins STACS DNA

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Former customer offers broad forensic and medical DNA laboratory experience

In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, Dr. Young brings a wealth of experience essential to our current forensic casework and database customers, as well as to new markets.

STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today announced that Dr. Hays Young, former DNA Technical Leader at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Young is joining the STACS DNA team,” said Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, Hays brings a wealth of experience, including forensic DNA sample analysis, which is essential to our current forensic casework and database customers, as well as medical research, which is applicable to new markets.”

Dr. Young is a biochemistry graduate of Florida State University and a biochemistry/immunology doctoral graduate of the University of Texas - Health Science Center. He has performed extensive research in lung disease and immunology and has worked in human forensic DNA analysis. His knowledge covers over 17 years working in lung disease, PCR, qPCR, protein assays, gel electrophoresis, gene analysis, gene manipulation, cell culture, capillary electrophoresis, forensic sample chain of custody, forensic validation studies, and forensic DNA analysis.

At the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Dr. Young trained and qualified as a casework and CODIS DNA analyst and DNA Technical Leader. For almost 10 years, he performed all the validations for the DNA and CODIS sections.

“I was working as a client with STACS DNA to implement STACS-DB Enterprise at the Arkansas State Crime Lab”, said Dr. Young. “I was so impressed with the company’s technology and level of professionalism that I convinced Jocelyn to bring me on board. I am excited about applying my past experience and working with the STACS team to help other labs reduce bottlenecks and solve productivity and compliance problems.”


STACS DNA delivers sample and kit tracking software specifically designed for forensic DNA casework and database labs. Since 2000, STACS DNA’s solutions have addressed the shortcomings of many current LIMS by providing an automatic audit trail, DNA-specific workflows, CODIS and instrumentation integration, automatic grant tracking, sexual assault kit tracking and unmatched professional services. Most of the major forensic DNA labs in the United States are our customers, along with the U.S. Army and the RCMP. STACS DNA is based in Ottawa, ON and Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit http://www.stacsdna.com.

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