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Lawrence Quarino - Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA, UNITED STATES

Lawrence Quarino Lawrence Quarino

Director and Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Physical Science | Cedar Crest College


A decorated forensic science educator with decades of experience in law enforcement.






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Lawrence Quarino, Ph.D., is an associate professor of forensic science and director of the forensic science program at Cedar Crest College since 2002. His professional experience includes 4 years as a forensic scientist with the New Jersey State Police and 11 years as a supervising forensic scientist with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. In New York City, he supervised forensic scientists who analyzed physical evidence in over 1,000 sexual assault or homicide cases. He worked on the World Trade Center Identification Project as a molecular biology consultant and has provided expert courtroom testimony in more than 100 cases. He has authored or coauthored more than 15 publications in peer and editorial reviewed journals and given nearly 50 presentations at professional conferences.

Industry Expertise (5)

Education/Learning Laboratory Services Law Enforcement Research Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (6)

Forensic Science Forensic Analysis Curriculum Development Criminalistics Forensic Biology Microscopy

Accomplishments (1)

Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award (professional)


Awarded by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Criminalistics Section.

Education (3)

City University of New York: Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Track

John Jay College of Criminal Justice: M.Sc., Forensic Science

Saint Peter's College: B.Sc., Biology

Affiliations (3)

  • American Board of Criminalistics : Former Board Member
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Former Chair, Criminalistics Section
  • Forensic Science Educational Programs Accreditation Commission, Former Chair

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (2)

Cedar Crest College forensic science program brings CSI to the classroom

LehighValleyLive  online


While Cedar Crest College offered forensic science classes earlier, Kishbaugh said the undergraduate program started fully forming in 2002 under the leadership of Larry Quarino, the program director. The school typically has up to 60 students between the graduate and undergraduate programs. Although the popularity of forensics-oriented police procedural shows such as "CSI" and "NCIS" has waned in recent years, Kishbaugh said their effect on enrolment has been unquestionable...

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15 Top DNA Analysis Professors

Forensics Colleges  online


Dr. Lawrence Quarino is the director of the forensic science program at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania. His professional experience includes employment as a forensic scientist with the New Jersey State Police and as a supervising forensic scientist with New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner...

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Articles (7)

Detection of Male DNA in the Vaginal Cavity Following Digital Penetration Using Y-Chromosome Short Tandem Repeats
Journal of Forensic Nursing


Co-Authors: Kayla Sween, Janine Kishbaugh

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Comparative Forensic Soil Analysis of New Jersey State Parks Using a Combination of Simple Techniques with Multivariate Statistics
Journal of Forensic Sciences


Co-Authors: Jennifer Bonetti

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A Novel Method for the Detection of Cocaine in Hair using a Freeze/Thaw Method and GC/MS Analysis
Romanian Journal of Legal Medicine


Co-Authors: Michelle Schmidt

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Analyzing the Halo Effect: Factors Involved in Sequencing the Deposition of Overlapping Bloodstains Caused by Blood Smears and Airborne Droplets
Investigative Sciences Journal


Co-Authors: Christine Corby, Caitlyn Hauke, Brian Gestring

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The utility of Y-STR profiling in 4, 6, and 8 day post-coital vaginal swabs
Medicine, Science, and the Law


Co-Authors: Janine Kishbaugh

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High Resolution Melt Curve Analysis Based on Methylation Status for Human Semen Identification
Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology


Co-Authors: Caitlyn Fachet and Joy Karnas

Cobalt Chloride as an Enhancement Reagent for Two-Dimensional Footwear Impressions Containing Ice Melt Product Residue
Journal of Forensic Identification

Co-Authors: Kevin Karakkat, Ted Schwartz

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