• Since 03/2021 PhD student, Department Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern
  • Since 09/2020 Scientific Employee, Department Anthropology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern
  • 10/2019-08/2020 MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology, Cranfield University, England
  • 09/2015-09/2018 BSc Prehistory and Archaeological Sciences, University of Basel

Researchgate

  • Forensic anthropology
  • Taphonomy
  • Animal scavenging
  • Forensic archaeology

Journal Article

Indra, Lara; Giles, Stephanie; Alfsdotter, Clara; Errickson, David; Lösch, Sandra (2024). Evaluation of porcine decomposition and total body score (TBS) in a central European temperate forest. Journal of forensic sciences Wiley 10.1111/1556-4029.15497

Indra, Lara; Schyma, Christian; Lösch, Sandra (2023). Cat and dog scavenging at indoor forensic scenes: strategies for documentation and detection. Forensic science, medicine, and pathology Springer 10.1007/s12024-023-00762-8

Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra; Errickson, David; Finaughty, Devin (2023). Forensic experiments on animal scavenging: A systematic literature review on what we have and what we need. Forensic science international, 353, p. 111862. Elsevier Scientific Publ. Ireland 10.1016/j.forsciint.2023.111862

Indra, Lara; Errickson, David; Young, Alexandria; Lösch, Sandra (2022). Uncovering Forensic Taphonomic Agents: Animal Scavenging in the European Context. Biology, 11(4) MDPI 10.3390/biology11040601

Braun, Sandra; Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra; Milella, Marco (2022). Perimortem Skeletal Sharp Force Trauma: Detection Reliability on CT Data, Demographics and Anatomical Patterns from a Forensic Dataset. Biology, 11(5), p. 666. MDPI 10.3390/biology11050666

Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra (2021). Forensic Anthropology Casework from Switzerland (Bern): Taphonomic Implications for the Future. Forensic science international. Reports, 4, p. 100222. Elsevier 10.1016/j.fsir.2021.100222

Indra, Lara; Vach, Werner; Desideri, Jocelyne; Besse, Marie; Pichler, Sandra L (2021). Testing the validity of population-specific sex estimation equations: An evaluation based on talus and patella measurements. Science & justice, 61(5), pp. 555-563. Elsevier 10.1016/j.scijus.2021.06.011

Indra, Lara; Straub, Katharina; Schulz, Werner; Balsam, Robert; Ockert, Wolfgang; Nowack, Stefan; Laue, Albrecht (2020). Missing, not Forgotten. The German Association for the Recovery of the Fallen in Eastern Europe (VBGO eV). Forensic science international, 316, p. 110473. Elsevier Scientific Publ. Ireland 10.1016/j.forsciint.2020.110473

Biehler-Gomez, Lucie; Indra, Lara; Martino, Federica; Campobasso, C.P.; Cattaneo, Cristina (2020). Observer error in bone disease description: A cautionary note. International journal of osteoarchaeology, 30(5), pp. 607-615. John Wiley & Sons 10.1002/oa.2885

Selliah, Pranavan; Martino, Federica; Cummaudo, Marco; Indra, Lara; Biehler-Gomez, Lucie; Campobasso, Carlo Pietro; Cattaneo, Cristina (2020). Sex estimation of skeletons in middle and late adulthood: reliability of pelvic morphological traits and long bone metrics on an Italian skeletal collection. International journal of legal medicine, 134(5), pp. 1683-1690. Springer 10.1007/s00414-020-02292-2

Book Section

Reinhard, Jochen; Huber, Renata; Schaeren, Gishan; Hajdas, Irka; Indra, Lara Isabelle; Lösch, Sandra; Koyun, Erdem; Caviglia, Claude (2023). Baar, Sternmattstrasse 10, Erweiterung Schulanlage Sternmatt 1: Aushubüberwachung und Notgrabung. In: Tugium. Jahrbuch des Staatsarchivs des Kantons Zug, des Amtes für Denkmalpflege und archäologie, des Kantonalen Museums für Urgeschichte(n) Zug und des Museums Burg Zug. Regierungsrat des Kantons Zug

Conference or Workshop Item

Loesch, Sandra; Indra, Lara; Caspari, Gino; Milella, Marco; Bauer, Kristina (21 March 2024). The revealing of past and present human remains in Swiss Alpine glaciers. In: 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Biological Anthropologists. Abstract book. Los Angeles. March 20-23, 2024.

Schuler, Cordelia; Indra, Lara Isabelle; Lösch, Sandra (25 November 2023). PMI Estimation Using Graft-Fixation Devices in ACL Reconstruction (Unpublished). In: Swiss Society of Anthropology Annual Meeting 2023. Zürich. 25. November 2023.

Indra, Lara Isabelle; Giles, Stephanie; Alfsdotter, Clara; Errickson, David; Lösch, Sandra (25 November 2023). Evaluation of porcine decomposition as a foundation for forensic practice in Switzerland (Unpublished). In: Jahresversammlung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie (SGA). 25.11.2023.

Indra, Lara Isabelle; Moser, Valentin; Milella, Marco; Errickson, David; Lösch, Sandra (31 August 2023). Mice, foxes and cadavers: Forensic anthropological implications from an experimental study (Unpublished). In: FASE 20th Anniversary Symposium. Marseille. 30.08.-01.09.2023.

Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra (February 2023). Carnivore-related bone damage and dispersal in the Swiss Alps: A forensic anthropological analysis (Unpublished). In: The 75th Anniversary Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Orlando, Florida. 13-18 February 2023.

Braun, Sandra; Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra; Milella, Marco (11 November 2022). Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence: Perimortem skeletal sharp force trauma on postmortem CT (Unpublished). In: Swiss Anthropological Association (SGA) annual meeting. Basel. November 11-12, 2022.

Indra, Lara Isabelle; Lösch, Sandra (11 November 2022). The effects of vertebrate animals on exposed cadavers: Findings from an experiment (Unpublished). In: Swiss Anthropological Association (SGA) annual meeting. Basel. 11.-12. November 2022.

Indra, Lara Isabelle; Hamann, Christian; Szidat, Sönke; Kanz, Fabian; Lösch, Sandra; Lehn, Christine (15 September 2022). Radiocarbon dating of forensic human bone to estimate the postmortem interval (PMI) (Unpublished). In: Radiocarbon 24. Zürich. 11.-16.09.2022.

Lösch, Sandra; Indra, Lara Isabelle (25 August 2022). Forensic anthropology casework from Switzerland (Unpublished). In: 10th European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology. Dresden. 25.-26.8.2022.

Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra (25 August 2022). Porcine Taphonomy in a Central European Forest: Implications for Forensic Casework (Unpublished). In: European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology. Dresden, Germany. 25.-26.08.2022.

Braun, Sandra; Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra; Milella, Marco (25 August 2022). Perimortem skeletal sharp force trauma on postmortem CTs (Unpublished). In: European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology. Dresden (GER). August 25-26 2022.

Braun, Sandra; Indra, Lara Isabelle; Lösch, Sandra; Milella, Marco (25 June 2022). Perimortem skeletal sharp force trauma on postmortem CTs in forensic anthropology (Unpublished). In: Sommertagung SGRM, Themenblock: Anthropologie und Bildgebung. Bern. 24.-25.6.2022.

Indra, Lara Isabelle; Errickson, David; Young, Alexandria; Lösch, Sandra (25 June 2022). Forensically relevant vertebrate scavengers in outdoor forensic scenes of Switzerland (Unpublished). In: Sommertagung SGRM, Themenblock: Anthropologie und Bildgebung. Bern. 24.-25.6.2022.

Braun, Sandra; Indra, Lara; Milella, Marco; Lösch, Sandra (June 2022). Perimortem skeletal sharp force trauma on postmortem CTs (Unpublished). In: SCHWEIZERISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR RECHTSMEDIZIN Annual Meeting. June 24-25 2022.

Busse, Kirsten; Indra, Lara; Buck, Ursula; Lösch, Sandra (30 May 2022). From Big to Small: 3D documentation in archeology and forensic anthropology (Unpublished). In: 9th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference (EAFS). Stockholm, Sweden. 30. Mai - 3. Juni 2022.

Braun, Sandra; Indra, Lara; Lösch, Sandra; Milella, Marco (2022). Detecting skeletal perimortem sharp force trauma on postmortem computed tomography images in forensic anthropology. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 177(S73), p. 21. Wiley

Indra, Lara Isabelle (3 September 2021). Forensic Anthropology in the Recovery and Analysis of War Casualties: The WWII battlefield in Klessin, Germany (Unpublished). In: Sommertagung 2021 der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Rechtsmedizin (SGRM). Arlesheim, Schweiz. 03.09.2021.

Indra, Lara Isabelle (7 May 2021). The Recovery of Fallen Soldiers from WWII:the Contribution of Physical Anthropology (PA) (Unpublished). In: Jahresversammlung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Anthropologie (SGA). Online. 07.05.2021.

Supervised theses

  • Master thesis (2022): A skeletal case of premature osteoporotic changes from a 18th/19th century Swiss cemetery. University of Bern.