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Adrienne Brundage

Brundage, Adrienne
Adrienne Brundage
Assistant Instructional Professor, Assistant Director, Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program
Heep 404A
(979) 845-9731
www.forensicentomologist.com, https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=Y3vEJ0UAAAAJ, www.jfse.info, www.jfeonline.com, https://journals.tdl.org/instars/index.php/instars
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Plant Protection Sciences, California Polytechnic State University
Graduate Education
Ph.D., Entomology, Texas A&M University
M.S., Organismal Biology, San Jose State University

Professional Summmary

Adrienne Brundage, Ph.D. is a board certified forensic entomologist and lecturer of entomology and forensics. She received her PhD in entomology from Texas A&M University, and has worked as a forensic entomologist across North America since 1999. She has consulted with local law enforcement agencies, the FBI and NCIS, and the ASPCA, and private entities on cases of abuse, neglect, and death. In addition to these consultations  Brundage teaches entomology and forensics at both Texas A&M University and University of Florida, and has taught various entomological and forensic courses at San Jose State University, Baylor, and Blinn College. She is also a prolific public speaker, giving talks and leading training seminars for all ages in forensic entomology across the country. Her current research involves the colonization of human remains by Dipteran species, and the interactions among larvae and bacteria. Finally, Brundage is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and works as a member of the Wildlife Forensics Consensus Body, which is a subset of the Academy Standards Board. This body develops and certifies forensic science standards as they relate to wildlife cases, and has been instrumental in the continuing prosecution of wildlife based casework. She currently lives in College Station, Texas with her husband and various animals.

Research Areas of Expertise:

  • Forensic Entomology
  • Wildlife forensic entomology



Brundage, Adrienne, Mark Eric Benbow, and Jeffery K. Tomberlin. “Priority effects on the life‐history traits of two carrion blow fly (Diptera, Calliphoridae) species.” Ecological entomology 39.5 (2014): 539-547.

Brundage, A. “The Game is Afoot: A Survey of Forensic Sciences”. Second Edition. Great River Learning; Dabuque, IA; 2022

Brundage, A. “Veterinary Entomology: It’s All Fun & Games until Someone gets Lyme Disease”. Second Edition. Great River Learning; Dabuque, IA; 2022 Brundage, A. “General Entomology and Basic Arthropod Biology”, Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations. CRC Press; 2019.

Brundage, A, T. Crippen, B. Singh, M.E. Benbow, W. Liu, A.M. Tarone, T.K. Wood, and J.K. Tomberlin. “Interkingdom Cues by Bacteria Associated with Conspecific and Heterospecific Eggs of Cochliomyia macellaria and Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Potentially Govern Succession on Carrion”. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 110 (1): 73-82, 2017.