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Dr. Khalid Lodhi

Dr. LodhiDr. Khalid Lodhi 

Professor and Director of the Forensics Program    

Office: STB 322
Phone: (910) 672-1650 


He is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Fayetteville State University. In addition, he serves as the Director of the forensic science program. Dr. Lodhi started his forensic career at ReliaGene Technologies, Inc. as a Senior Scientist, where he was a member of team who worked on forensic DNA database. He then joined Indianapolis Marion County Forensic Services Agency as a forensic scientist, where he investigated over 100 criminal cases involving DNA, and testified as an expert witness. Dr. Lodhi received several scholarships and prestigious awards to receive his education and career advancements such as NUFFIC/FAO fellowship, UNESCO research fellowship, Asia 21 Scholarship, Yoneyama Rotary Scholarship, Kenan Fellowship, and Fulbright Specialist award. Dr. Lodhi's current research interest involve...

(1) The identification of one or more individual(s) using Low Copy Number DNA from a touched object;

(2) Innovative methods of forensic education.

(3) Identification of one or more individual(s) from Hematophagous insects.

Dr. Lodhi supervises the research of graduate, undergraduate and high school students on these projects.He is the author of several high-ranking international peer reviewed journals. He serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Forensic Research. He is the member of American Academy of Forensic Sciences, International Association for Identification, Southern Association of Forensic Scientists, Council of Forensic Science Educators, and North Carolina Academy of Science.

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