Uwe Heine, PhD
Dr Heine received his PhD from the Department of Microbiology at Indiana University in Bloomington. His research focus was regulation of gene expression in Caenorhabditis elegans. Dr Heine’s postdoctoral research in regulation of viral DNA replication was performed at the Department of Biological Chemistry at Harvard Medical School, and he continued as a research fellow at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, New Jersey.
Dr Heine took a position with LabCorp (then Roche Biomedical Laboratories) in 1989 as an associate director with responsibility for the DNA testing section of the paternity laboratory. Since that time, Dr Heine has developed and validated PCR-based procedures for human identification and HLA typing. Dr Heine is the principal investigator for LabCorp’s contract with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) to HLA type volunteer stem cell donors for the national registry. He has held this position continuously since 1997.
Dr Heine is certified as a laboratory director by the State of New York Department of Health in the categories of histocompatibility, parentage/identity testing, and posttransplant engraftment monitoring.
George C. Maha, JD, PhD
Associate Vice President, Laboratory Director, and Technical Leader of the DNA Identification Testing Division, LabCorp
Dr Maha is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics in the category of PhD medical geneticist. He is also certified as a medical technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and as a laboratory director by the New York State Department of Health in the categories of clinical chemistry, forensic identity, genetic testing, histocompatibility, immunohematology, parentage/identity testing, and transplant monitoring.
Dr Maha received his PhD from the Department of Genetics and Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his JD from the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham. He also completed a biomedical laboratory internship at Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center.
Dr Maha was an observer to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws’ revision of the Uniform Parentage Act, was vice chair of the Paternity Committee of the American Bar Association's Family Law Section, and was chair of—and is currently a consultant to—the Relationship Testing Standards Program Unit for AABB. Dr Maha is also a consultant to the Histocompatibility/Identity Testing Committee of the College of American Pathologists.
Dr Maha has been admitted as an expert in genetic testing in more than 100 trials in 24 states. He has published and given numerous presentations on various scientific and legal aspects of relationship testing and histocompatibility testing, including pregnancy tests through transplant monitoring and scientific and legal aspects of paternity/relationship testing.