Welcome to the Walsh Forensic DNA phenotyping Laboratory. We are a forensic genetics laboratory based at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The laboratory and our research is focused on genes and the biological processes linked to human physical appearance, with a final application in Forensic and Anthropological fields.
Have you ever been curious about how our physical appearance is different from each other, why some people have red hair and others have green eyes for example? We are trying to piece the answer to these questions together with an international study on human physical appearance and need volunteers!
Is it possible to link ancestry to a particular surname? Another study being conducted in the lab asks whether it is possible to link Irish Surnames currently prevalent in Ireland with Viking heritage..
Our lab consists of individuals who are passionate about the area of forensic genetics.
We are always looking for graduates interested in this research area, please contact us for opportunities.