About Meghan Clement:
Meghan Clement began her Forensic career 30 years ago while working for the Albuquerque Police Department Crime Laboratory in the serology section and was also called upon to process crime scenes and analyze blood alcohol samples. In 1990, during her 6 years in Albuquerque, she was invited to the FBI Academy as a Visiting Scientist for 3 months where she worked on various RFLP and PCR DNA research projects. She returned from the visiting scientist program and was instrumental in validating RFLP technology and readying the laboratory for DNA testing. Ms. Clement moved to Texas in 1991 and was employed at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office Crime Laboratory in Fort Worth where she performed both serology and DNA testing until she took a position at Laboratory Corporation of America (formerly Roche Biomedical Laboratories) in Research Triangle Park, NC in late 1994 and held various Director level positions during her 17+ years in NC. She was ultimately responsible for all aspects of the laboratory. When LabCorp consolidated the Forensic Identity Department in July, 2012 after the acquisition of Orchid Cellmark, she returned to Texas as the Senior Director of the newly branded Cellmark Forensics. She remained an integral Member of the Management team in Texas and also maintained her technical expertise by performing technical reviews and case consultations. When the Texas lab was closed after LabCorp acquired The Bode Technology Group to form Bode Cellmark Forensics, she moved to Virginia and was the Operations Director and Laboratory Director until her retirement in April 2017. She has testified over 370 times on cases that utilized all DNA technologies including RFLP, DQ Alpha/Polymarker, VNTR, STR, Y-STR and mtDNA. Ms. Clement holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Westfield State College in Massachusetts and received her Master of Science in Forensic Science at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Gaensslen and Dr. Henry Lee. Ms. Clement is currently a Forensic DNA and Serology Consultant with Clement Consulting, LLC.