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Lucas Zarwell

Lucas Zarwell

Lucas Zarwell has provided toxicology services for the District of Columbia for over 12 years. He has been the District’s Chief Toxicologist since 2011. Prior employments include D.C. Pre-Trial Services Forensic Drug Testing Laboratory, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, and Poison Lab Incorporated (San Diego, CA).  He helped re-establish the Forensic Toxicology Unit for the DC Medical Examiner and lead a dedicated team to nationally accredit the laboratory in 2011. Lucas obtained a Masters in Forensic Science with an emphasis in toxicology from George Washington University and has an undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in both biology and marine science.