Loyola University Chicago

Forensic Science Program


AY 2022-2023 Highlights

AY 2022-2023 Highlights

Faculty expanded!  Dr. Negrusz joined our faculty.  His 40+ years in forensic toxicology are an asset to the program.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences was held in Orlando, FL in Feb 2023.

  • Dr. DeFrancesco presented his research on alcohol biomarkers in blood
  • Dr. DeFrancesco & Ms. Gruhl attended the FEPAC assessor training
  • Dr. DeFrancesco & Ms. Gruhl attended the COFSE (Council of Forensic Science Educators) meeting


Student Internships doubled (summer 2021-2022)

Forensic Expert Seminar Series Expanded

  • US Secret Service
    • Topic: The 21st Century Criminal: Digital Forensics & Cryptocurrency
  • Program Alum Mary McMillin
    • Research Specialist | University of Chicago | DFI Host-Microbe Metabolomics Facility | Chicago, IL
    • Topic: An Overview of Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics for the Gut Microbiome
  • Fredericka M. Laux
    • Senior Forensic Chemist | Drug Enforcement Administration, North Central Laboratory | Chicago, IL
    • Topic: Current Trends in Clandestine Drug Laboratory Investigations: Challenges for Forensic Chemists and Special Agents
  • Todd Reeves
    • Technical Surveillance Specialist | Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives | Chicago, IL
    • Topic: Forensic Photography in the Digital Age
  • Program Alum Kasey Kaufmann
    • Wyoming Department of Public Safety | Wyoming, MI
    • Topic: Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation - No, It's Not Like TV

FSSO:  increased involvement

  • Two professional preparation events
  • Five social events
  • Our first ever gala!