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.