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Lisa Mertz

Criminalist Level IV, Senior Supervisor, Cold Case Liaison, OCME

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Lisa Mertz

Criminalist Level IV, Senior Supervisor, Cold Case Liaison, OCME

Lisa Mertz developed her DNA experience in her previous employment working as a Molecular Laboratory Manager and Supervisor in the DNA laboratory at the Museum of Natural History.  She has worked at the OCME in the Forensic Biology Department for approximately 14 years as a criminal casework analyst, supervisor, and cold case liaison.  She has written and technically reviewed thousands of casework files of various crime types and has testified as an expert witness over 70 times in all courts in all the boroughs of New York City.  In addition to her responsibilities at the OCME, Lisa is an ANAB DNA technical assessor and a FEPAC Assessor, and was a member of TWG back, the New York State technical working group on DNA backlog reduction.