Hans Lab

What We Do

The Hans lab focuses on forensic entomology, which is the use of insect evidence in investigations. Our research examines the behavior and development of forensically relevant insects on decomposing remains, and explores the numerous factors that can affect the rate of decomposition, the arrival of insects, colonization of the remains by insects and the development of the insects on and around the remains. Dr. Hans also examines student learning in forensic science and incorporates cold case investigations, trauma informed education and the influence of the CSI effect into her courses and research.


Contact Us

Hans Lab - Forensic Science
901 W State Street
Room #
West Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 494-1079