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Susan Horan

DNA Specialist, Forensic Science & Cold Case Unit, Kings County District Attorney's Office

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Susan Horan

DNA Specialist, Forensic Science & Cold Case Unit, Kings County District Attorney's Office

Ms. Horan was employed as a Criminalist in the Department of Forensic Biology at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City for 10 years. During this time she performed casework testing and assisted in the validation, implementation, and training program for Powerplex Fusion®, Genemarker®, and STRmixTM.  Additionally, she supervised a team of Criminalists and acted as a liaison for all post-conviction testing performed by the laboratory.

In March of 2017, Ms. Horan joined the Kings County District Attorney’s Office as a DNA Specialist in the Forensic Science & Cold Case Unit. She is the first forensic scientist to be hired on staff at a prosecutor’s office in New York State. Ms. Horan is responsible for providing training in serology and DNA testing for the assistants, aiding in trial preparation for DNA prosecutions, and working with the NYPD Cold Case Squad in their homicide investigations.

Ms. Horan has testified almost 100 times in New York state courts and federal courts. She is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the International Society for Forensic Genetics.