Anika Sharma is a PhD student from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab in India. She has received a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship to allow her to conduct research in the FLIES Facility. Her area of research is forensic entomology, an important branch of forensic science in which the biology and ecology of insects are studied, particularly to determine the Postmortem Interval (PMI). She is focusing on some recent techniques for age determination and species identification of Chrysomya megacephala and Chrysomya rufifacies (forensically important blow fly). During her Fulbright-Nehru grant, Ms. Sharma is developing primers for the analysis of Cuticular hydrocarbon, Volatile organic compounds released by blow fly immature stages for accurate estimation of PMI and related gene expression.