George Sensabaugh

Professor Emeritus
Forensic and Biomedical Sciences

  • Professor Graduate School

George F. Sensabaugh Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of forensic and biomedical sciences.  He has served on the editorial boards of multiple forensic science journals, numerous UC and professional committees, and is a member of professional societies serving both the forensic and general scientific communities. 

George F. Sensabaugh Jr. is a professor emeritus of forensic science and biomedical sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his doctorate in Criminology from the University of California, Berkeley, followed by 3 years of post-doctoral research at UC San Diego and in London.  He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1972. His research interests bridge forensic science and the basic biological sciences, mainly in the area of genetics. Now retired, he continues to pursue research in these areas. Over the course of his career at Berkeley, he served on numerous committees, prominent among which was served on three committees of the National Research Council addressing issues of forensic science policy. Dr. Sensabaugh has served on the editorial boards of multiple forensic science journals. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Forensic Science, International Society for Forensic Genetics, American Society of Human Genetics and the American Society for Microbiology.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – Genetics, National Institute for Medical Research, London
  • Postdoctoral Fellow – Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
  • D Criminology – University of California, Berkeley
  • BA – Philosophy, Pre-Med, Princeton University
  • Microbial population genetics and evolution – molecular epidemiology
  • Genetic variation in human populations – biological significance and evolutionary origins
  • Forensic science – forensic genetics, science-law interactions, concepts of identification
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