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School of Health Sciences

Leanna Farnam, M.S.

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Office: Science and Technology Center

Tel: 617-243-2252


Leanna Farnam, assistant professor of forensic science, is chair of Biology, Forensic Science, Health Sciences. Farnam earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Simmons University and her Master of Science in Forensic Science from Boston University. She has worked as a DNA analyst, criminalist, and crime scene investigator for the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab; a researcher with the United States Department of Defense to develop rapid forensic DNA technology; and as head of the genetics laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is currently a volunteer consultant for the New England Innocence Project.