Christine Picard is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and the director of the Forensic and Investigative Sciences program at IUPUI. She is also the co-director of the Center for Environmental Sustainability Through Insect Farming, an NSF-funded research center dedicated to advancing insects as food and feed.
She has been working at the interface of entomology and molecular biology for more than 15 years, with expertise in the genetics and genomics of flies and beetles that include multiple genome projects. She currently teaches graduate-level courses at IUPUI and maintains an active research lab.
Areas of Expertise
Forensic entomology, molecular forensic entomology, DNA barcoding, sustainability