Dr. Bryan W. Brendley

Bryan W Brendley

Associate Professor of Biology, Forensic Biologist

Dr. Bryan W. Brendley is an Associate Professor of Biology at Guilford College’s Biology Department and Forensics Institute in North Carolina. His specific areas of focus are cell biology, botany, & forensic anthropology.

In 1996, Dr. Brendley earned his PhD in Plant Physiology at Pennsylvania State University, specializing in molecular biology/biotechnology. He also holds a BS degree in Biology and a BA in History, both from The College of William and Mary.

As a renowned expert, he has published numerous works that include Searching for narrow spectrum antibiotics from microbes in soil from Presque Isle, Pennsylvania ~Journal of Young Investigators. April. Volume 11, Issue 4, among others.

His works-in-progress include Evaluation of Envelope Security using a Variety of Methods and Inks,and The Mystery Bones of Guilford College: A Case Report.

Dr. Brendley currently serves as a cold case consultant for High Point North Carolina Police Department, and as a volunteer crime laboratory consultant for the same department.

As a highly sought-after lecturer and educator, Dr. Bendley is often called upon to present workshops such as Clandestine Grave Recovery, Forensic Palynology, The Crime Scene Is Fluid: Making the Transition from Land-Based to Water-Based Crime Scenes, Introduction to Drowning Forensics, Mapping of Drowning Deaths in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Patterns of Possible Homicides, Learning from the Dead: Bones Solve The Crime, Mosses and Low-Growing Friends: An Afternoon Journey, Forensic Dental Identification, and Fedoras & Femurs: The Legal Side of Forensic Anthropology, to name only a few of his popular sessions.

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