Amy N. Brodeur, MS

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Amy Brodeur
(617) 638-1953
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Biography

Ms. Brodeur is a full-time faculty member teaching and/or coordinating classes and supervising research projects in the areas of crime scene investigation, forensic biology, physical evidence comparison and bloodstain pattern investigation. In addition, she administers and maintains the forensic biology laboratory, oversees the Admissions committee, and is responsible for ensuring that the BMFS program continues to meet the standards required to maintain FEPAC accreditation.

Ms. Brodeur earned a Master of Forensic Science from The George Washington University before gaining forensic casework experience in the areas of mitochondrial DNA and STR analysis. Prior to becoming Assistant Director of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences program in 2006, Ms. Brodeur conducted casework in the Criminalistics section of the Boston Police Department Crime Laboratory, which included biological and trace evidence screening, gunshot residue testing, general evidence examination and crime scene processing. She continues to provide forensic expertise through private consulting and is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminalistics.

Current and recent research interests include sperm retention/transfer on washed items of evidence, recovery of epithelial cells from clothing and handled items, detection of saliva stains on skin, use of ninhydrin for semen detection, optimization of blood screening methods for subsequent DNA analysis, detection of blood and semen on burned items, collection methods for trace biological samples, development of a tinted superglue for fuming white or light colored surfaces, and the effects of saliva on spermatozoa.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • Georgetown University, MS
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, BSc

Classes Taught

  • GMS FS701
  • GMS FS702
  • GMS FS704
  • GMS FS720
  • GMS FS870

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Ferber K, Truta I, Brodeur A. “You Never Leave the Same Print Once”. International Association for Identification 98th Educational Conference, Providence RI. 2013.

  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Patlak D, Grgicak C, Brodeur A. ”Evaluation of Wet Vacuum Collection Versus Traditional Methods for Collection of Biological Crime Scene Samples”. 38th Annual Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Meeting, Saratoga Springs NY. 2012.

  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Mak J, Brodeur A, Kosiorek K. The Effects of Substrate, Blood Volume, and Washing on the Performance of Luminol, Bluestar® Forensic, and Bluestar®Forensic Magnum”. 61st Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting, Denver CO. 2009.

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