IUPUI awarded $1.1 million grant to develop tools to predict physical appearance from DNA
INDIANAPOLIS -- Walsh's work, formally known as forensic DNA phenotyping, focuses on the prediction of externally visible characteristics such as eye, hair or skin color from genetic material.
Using DNA from biological samples such as blood, Walsh's new "DNA intelligence" tools will help forensic scientists determine physical appearance information. The tools will be especially useful in cases where conventional DNA profiling is non-informative and an investigation cannot move forward.
Geologist named fellow of Geological Society of America
Department of Earth Sciences faculty member Kathy Licht has been named fellow of the Geological Society of America in recognition of her contributions to the geosciences through research, teaching, publication and service. Licht is an associate professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.