Dr. Douglas Hares is the National DNA Index System Program Manager in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CODIS Unit.  He joined the DNA Analysis Unit II of the FBI Laboratory in 2000 as a Forensic Examiner.  In 2006, Dr. Hares transferred to the CODIS Unit where he accepted his current position as NDIS Custodian.  Dr. Hares received his doctorate in Molecular Biology from the University of North Texas.  Dr. Hares is an invited guest and participant at the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) and the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) meetings.  He also has served as a member and advisor to Interpol’s DNA Monitoring Expert Group from 2009 to 2013