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Dr. Ludvico's research interests run the gamut from low template DNA extraction from soil to ancient DNA. She has research experience in animal behavior, especially sexual selection and social organization. She is also involved in wildlife forensics, along with several colleagues in forensics, biology, environmental and veterinary sciences. She has conducted a long-term study of feral cats (Felis catus) that involves their genetic and social relationships that is on-going.


• Forensic Biology
• Biological Anthropology
• Animal Behavior
• Evolutionary Biology



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

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Forensic Science and Law
FORE 300 Professional Development I
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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