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PATRICIA L.

DOUGHERTY Ellisville, Missouri 63021 Home phone (636) 391-5994 Cell phone (314) 306-1117 (preferred) E-mail: patricia_dougherty@att.net EDUCATION ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY, St. Louis, Missouri Bachelor of Science, Biology Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Chemistry Instrumentation and Processes o Proficient in the operation of instrumentation including but not limited to Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS), Gas Chromatograph/Flame Ionization Detector (GC/FID), Gas Chromatograph/Headspace Sampler (GC/Headspace), Infrared Spectrophotometer (IR) Skilled in method development for GC/MS, GC/FID, GC/Headspace Adept in maintenance of instruments between scheduled vendor maintenance Utilized wet chemistry techniques including color tests, extractions, derivitizations and instrumental techniques to determine the presence of controlled substances High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Chemist for the laboratory which includes clandestine laboratory processing and quantitation of controlled substances for Federal prosecution for the eastern half of the State of Missouri Prepared and verified routine and specialized solutions in chemistry and biology Maintained a Type I permit from the State of Missouri to perform Blood Alcohol and liquor quantitations Administrative Accomplishments o o o o o o o Assisted in hiring and training new chemists Compiled bid specifications for desired instrumentation and assisted in selection process Assisted in writing chemistry SOPs for Laboratory Accreditation by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) Participated on the committee to create and implement two (2) new Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the Crime Lab Coordinated various organizational projects to expedite access and increase efficiency in drug storage and maintenance of controlled substance inventory Ordered and maintained lab supply inventory for six (6) biologists, five (5) chemists and four (4) firearms examiners Safety officer for laboratory

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Biology Processes o o o o o Performed ABO and Lewis blood typing on samples of liquid blood Verified presence of blood and determined species on dried blood samples Performed protein electrophoresis on bodily fluids Assisted in processing various crime scenes including homicides and methamphetamine laboratories Utilized compound microscopes and stereoscopes for various determinations Professional Responsibilities, Speaking and Court Qualifications o o o o Held Secretary/Treasurer position for the Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists Association (CLIC) for three (3) years Organized and hosted the 2005 CLIC Annual Technical Training Seminar and Recertification Class in St. Louis, Missouri Guest speaker at pharmacology class for the masters degree Social Work program at St. Louis University Guest speaker at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy and other local venues including but not limited to the Citizens Police Academy, numerous middle and high schools, hospital nursing groups and the Grand Jury of St. Louis County Court qualified in Federal, State, County and Local courts of law Assisted in arbitration hearings for various manufacturing companies

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
o o o o o CLIC-Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists Association AAFS-American Academy of Forensic Sciences MAFS-Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists IAI-International Association of Identification ACS-American Chemical Society

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPT. CRIME LAB


St. Louis, Missouri Lead Forensic Scientist

1986-2011

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