Lisa Ludvico

Teaching Assistant Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Forensic Science and Law Program

213C Mellon Hall
Phone: 412.396.6680


Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity University, 1998-2001
Genetics, Southwestern Institute for Biomedical Research, 1998-2001
Ph.D. Biological Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
M.S. Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, 1989
B.S. Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1986
B.A. Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1986


Dr. Ludvico's research interests run the gamut from low copy number DNA extraction to wildlife forensics. Specifically, the social organization of feral cats (Felis catus) is ascertained from ear tips samples. She is interested in targeted trapping for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and volunteers with local non-profit animal charities.



Forensic Science and Law
FORE 300 Professional Development I
FORE 320 Professional Development II
FORE 400W Professional Development III
FORE 420W Professional Development IV
FORE 550 Seminar/Journal Club
FORE 640 Research Defense

Biology and Forensic Science and Law
UCOR Biology
BIOL 322/522 Animal Behavior
BIOL 370 W (all sections)- Course Director Experimental Biology
BIOL 479 Forensic Molecular Biology
BIOL 530W DNA Methods and Population Genetics