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Ruth Marlen Figueroa Franco

Grupo de Genética Forense, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses, Bogotá, Colombia

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Ruth Marlen Figueroa Franco

Grupo de Genética Forense, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses, Bogotá, Colombia

Ruth Marlen Figueroa Franco is a Microbiologist from Colombia. She has a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology. Her early work was as a senior researcher in molecular parasitology and has been working as a forensic analyst for the past 23 years at the Forensic Genetics Laboratory at the National Institute of Legal Medicine in Bogota. In addition to working on cases related to sexual assault, criminal investigation, and human identification, she also supports different processes in the lab as a quality manager, technical manager, and CODIS administrator. She is grateful for her job as a forensic geneticist so that she’s able to assist the legal system in Colombia.