Meet the

People in the lab

Associate Professor Susan Walsh

Dr. Walsh is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biology and Forensic and Investigative Sciences at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Walsh completed her PhD in Forensic Genetics at Erasmus University in the Netherlands. She went on to complete post-doctorate work at Yale University before joining IUPUI in 2014.
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Graduate Students

Noah Herrick

Noah joined the lab in 2016 and is pursuing his PhD in Biology through an Anthropological lens. His research involves optimising ancestry inference from DNA and exploring craniofacial variation using skeletal bone and facial soft tissue thickness data.

Frankie Wilke

Frankie joined the lab in August 2020 and is working towards understanding human craniofacial variation in terms of morphometrics and genetics. The end goal is one step closer towards predicting a face from DNA alone.

Rob Hart

Rob is our newest graduate and enters the lab as a Phd student in Jan 2023. He is focusing on computational biology and using machine learning/deep learning for the next stage in our pigmentation prediction tools.

Undergraduate Students

Tommy Quach
Sylvia Singh
Daevon Evans
Kyra Mullins
Sophia Inns

Lab Mascot

Gremlin: Great at multi-tasking!

Lab Alumni

Gillian Truong (UG) - Gene Synthesis Lab Tech at Azenta Life Sciences
Angie Lane (UG) - Still exploring/researching as UG!
Madi Fishel (UG) - Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech) at B2S Life Sciences
Hannah Wolford (UG) - Gene Synthesis Technician at Azenta Life Sciences
Clarissa Wallpe (Hartman) (G) - Crime Laboratory
Kimberly Felipe (UG) - Med school
Kao Sajan (UG) - Med school
Racquel Hopkins (G) - Covance Laboratories
Andrew Mora (UG)
Emily Baker (UG) - Axis Forensics
Lydia Hawthorne (UG) - Axis Forensics
Laura Zichella (UG)
Ryan Eller (G) - Lecturer IUPUI
Bailey Wills (G) - Crime laboratory
Lina Marchi (U)
Paige Wallace (U) - Crime laboratory
Case Jacobus (G) - Crime Laboratory
Stephanie Farmer (G) - Research Assistant IU Medical School
Mirna Ghemrawi (G) - FIU PhD Candidate
Morgan Howard (UG) - Bioinformatics Researcher
Emma Fort (UG) - Crime Laboratory
Sarah Alexander (UG) - Research Assistant IU Medical School
Krystal Breslin (G) - Department of Justice
Charanya Muralidharan (G) - IU Medical School PhD Candidate
Wesli Kay Stubbs (G) - Crime Laboratory
Megan Welch (UG) - Crime Laboratory
Gina Russo (UG)
Katherine Haskell (UG)
Annie Covington (UG)