It is with deep regret that we announce the loss of our colleague, Art Eisenberg, PhD. Prior to his retirement in 2017, Dr. Eisenberg served as Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics and Co-Director of the Center for Human identification at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
In a career that spanned more than three decades, Dr. Eisenberg worked on cases involving serial killers, mass graves, hurricanes, terrorist attacks and all manner of violent crimes. Under his leadership, the UNT Center for Human Identification processed more than 5,200 human remains, making more than 1,500 DNA associations that led to identifications. Perhaps his greatest legacy, however, is the establishment of the Master of Science program in Forensic Genetics, ensuring that the science he pioneered will carry on for generations to come.
Information on funeral arrangements will be shared when available. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Eisenberg’s family during this difficult time.