Faculty

Robin-crop-Cotton-e1345243039589-190x300Robin Cotton, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Director Biomedical Forensic Sciences

Dr. Cotton is the Director of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program and teaches courses in Forensic DNA Analysis. She is an expert in the fields of DNA identification and analysis of biological evidence, whereby she has testified in over 200 cases – including numerous high profile cases – around the country. In October of 2006 Dr. Cotton joined the faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine to be the Director of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program. rwcotton@bu.edu

 

 

Amy-cropAmy Brodeur, M.F.S, Instructor, Assistant Director Biomedical Forensic Sciences

Ms. Brodeur teaches in the areas of crime scene investigation and forensic biology. She has a background in criminalistics and forensic DNA analysis, and has worked in both the private and public sector. Her research interests focus on optimizing presumptive biological testing and collection of material from crime scenes. abrodeur@bu.edu

 

 

 

Adam-0crop-Hall-240x300Adam Hall, Ph.D, Instructor

Dr. Hall teaches courses in Forensic Chemistry and related disciplines within Forensic Instrumental Analysis. His training in forensic science was obtained at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory as well as several courses through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Dr. Hall has provided expert testimony related to criminal cases throughout Massachusetts. His current research projects involve use of Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry as well as the use of Biodiesel and E85 as potential ignitable liquids in arson related events. adamhall@bu.edu

 

CatherineGrgicakCatherine Grgicak, Ph.D, Assistant Professor

Dr. Grgicak teaches courses in forensic DNA analysis and manages the research component of the BMFS program. Her forensic DNA training was obtained at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and continued at Cellmark Diagnostics in Germantown MD. Her current research focuses on interpretation of complex, low-level DNA mixtures and developing/designing processes that maximize information recovery. cgrgicak@bu.edu