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Lawrence Quarino


B.S., Saint Peter’s College
M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Track, City University of New York

Courses Taught

Trace Evidence and Microscopy
Advanced Microscopy
Legal, Ethical, and Administrative Issues in Forensic Science

Memberships & Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Science; Director, Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board, Tri-Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Forensic Science Education, Member, Northeastern Association of Forensic ScientistsAwards: Lifetime Achievement Award, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, 2019; Mary Cowan Outstanding Service Award, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 2010

Career Highlights

Lawrence Quarino is a professor of forensic science and director of the forensic science program, a role he has served in since 2002.   His professional experience includes 4 years as a forensic scientist with the New Jersey State Police and 11 years as a supervising forensic scientist with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. In New York City, he supervised forensic scientists who analyzed physical evidence in over 1,000 sexual assault or homicide cases. He worked on the World Trade Center Identification Project as a molecular biology consultant and has provided expert courtroom testimony in more than 100 cases. He has authored or coauthored more than 30 publications in peer and editorial reviewed journals and has served as the Chair of the Criminalistics Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, President of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientist, and Chair of the Forensic Science Educational Programs Accreditation Commission. Additionally, he has served as a manuscript reviewer for nearly 20 different journals and currently serves as a tri-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forensic Science Education.  He also currently serves on the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board.

Recent Publications

Lambert, C.M., Clark B., Schwartz T., Brettell T., Quarino L. Evaluation of the Evidentiary Value of Cable Ties, Journal of the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners, In Press, 2020.

Rogers M., Lal-Paterson A.,  Kishbaugh J., Quarino L., Use of RGB Values in the Periodic Acid-Schiff Color Test to Determine the Presence of Vaginal Fluid, Science and Justice, In Press, 2020