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David R. Fisher


MS in Forensic Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

BS in Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Univ of California, San Diego

David Fisher is a Criminalist Supervisor in the Department of Forensic Biology at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. He is a forensic scientist with over 16 years of experience in forensic biology and DNA typing. He has worked on hundreds of criminal cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, and property crime investigations and has been court qualified as an expert witness over 40 times. He is currently assigned to the Research and Development group in his agency, where he supervises a team of scientists that evaluates and validates new methodologies and technologies in DNA testing that can be brought on-line for casework. He is certified as a Fellow in General Criminalistics by the American Board of Criminalistics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. David earned his M.S. degree in Forensic Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, and holds a bachelors degree in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California San Diego. He is also co-author of two books: Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation (8th ed.) and Forensics Demystified. This is his second year as an adjunct instructor at Yeshiva College.

Forensic DNA

Fisher, B. and Fisher, D., Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, 8th Ed., CRC Press, 2012

Fisher, B. Fisher, D., and Kolowski, J., Forensics Demystified, McGraw-Hill, 2007




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Fall 2019
Introduction to Forensic Biology
BIO 4934

Fall 2018
Introduction to Forensic Biology
BIO 4934