Christine J. Picard
Christine Picard got her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick (2000), and her Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto (2002). Following graduation, she worked for a small startup pharmaceutical company as a medicinal chemist before returning to graduate school and getting her PhD from West Virginia University (2010) in Biology. Following her postdoc at Texas A&M University (Entomology), she became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Director of the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program. Her research is focused on insect genotype-phenotype correlations, predominantly focused on forensic species (Calliphoridae), but has done some work in black soldier fly and mealworm genetics and genomics.
Title of keynote presentation:
Genotype-phenotype correlations in optimizing biology: Lessons learned from other domesticated systems