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

 

 

 

SBJ croppedSabra R. Botch-Jones, M.S., M.A., Instructor

Ms. Jones teaches courses in Forensic Chemistry and related disciplines within Forensic Instrumental Analysis. Her experience in forensic toxicology was obtained at the FAA lab in Oklahoma City and at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Fort Worth, Texas. Current research interests include emerging issues related to forensic toxicology, novel psychoactive substances and other drugs of abuse.¬†sabraj@bu.edu

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACatherine 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