Baneshwar Singh

Baneshwar Singh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Adviser, DDE

(804) 248-6336

Harris Hall South, 1015 Floyd Ave., room 2010


  • Ph.D., Biology, West Virginia University, Morgantown
  • M.S. (Fisheries Resources Management), CIFE, Mumbai, India
  • B.S. (Fisheries) Dr. BSKKV (Agricultural University), Dapoli, India

Research Interests

  • Application of human microbiome in body fluid identification, human individualization, and trace evidence analysis
  • Molecular systematics and microbiology of blow flies and flesh flies
  • Method development for recovery of human DNA from challenging samples
  • Method development for postmortem interval (PMI) prediction 

Select Publications


  • North American Forensic Entomology Association (NAFEA)
  • Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)


  • FRSC675 - Forensic Serology and DNA Analysis
  • FRSC591/FRSC505 - Forensic Entomology
  • FRSZ/BIOZ438 - Forensic Molecular Biology
  • FRSC385 - Forensic Serology
  • FRSC300 - Survey of Forensic Science