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Teresa Cheromcha

Senior DNA Analyst, DNA Labs International

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Teresa Cheromcha

Senior DNA Analyst, DNA Labs International

Teresa Cheromcha is a Senior DNA Analyst with DNA Labs International. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a concentration in cellular and molecular biology and genetics, from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2004), and her Master’s in Forensic Science, with a minor in Forensic Molecular Biology, from The George Washington University (2007). Teresa has approximately 17 years of forensic molecular biology experience. Her forensics career began at a biodefense laboratory in 2004, transitioned to human genetics in 2007 at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, and continued in the biological sciences unit with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation from 2011-2021 where she served as the Assistant DNA Technical Leader for four years.  She is a technical assessor for ANAB and is certified in Molecular Biology through the American Board of Criminalistics. She has testified as an expert witness in Serology and DNA in Colorado criminal court cases and admissibility hearings for criminal cases. Her professional interests include learning and applying new technologies while sharing knowledge with others to better serve society. Teresa loves the Colorado life (especially skiing, hiking, camping) with her partner Nick and two rescue mutts.