Christian Westring, PhD
Dr. Westring is the Director for the Center for Crime, Forensics, and Security Analysis at Purdue University Northwest. Through his passion for molecular biology and complex problem solving, he applies new innovations in the field of forensic science to advance public health and safety. His professional experience includes leading multisite laboratory systems in forensic Biology, Chemistry, Toxicology, Firearms and Tool marks, Latent Prints, and Crime Scene Investigation.
In addition to his duties at Purdue University Northwest, he has also held several academic positions in forensic genetics, including – Arcadia University, and the University of Copenhagen – teaching formal course work in forensic genetics, molecular biology, serology and proteomics. He received research training in molecular biology at Penn State University’s Department of Natural Sciences (BS), the University of Denver department of Biological Sciences (PhD), and the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Forensic Medicine, Section of Forensic Genetics. He currently has an active research and development program and is a contributing member to several professional organizations in forensic science including OSAC, ISFG, and ASCLD.