Misty Marra, MS
Misty Marra serves as a Forensic DNA Analyst III as well as the DNA Laboratory Coordinator at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center (MUFSC). In this capacity, she serves as a lead DNA Analyst and/or technical reviewer on forensic DNA cases which have included homicides, sexual assaults and property crimes. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from West Virginia University in 1995 and a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from Marshall University in 1998. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists. In addition to her duties as a Forensic DNA Analyst, Misty also serves as an Associate Faculty member of the Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program.
Misty began a sexual assault initiative at the MUFSC in January 2001 by becoming a member of the WV Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Advisory Board. As a result of this involvement, MUFSC began hosting Adult and Pediatric SANE trainings to nurses in WV and around the US in 2005. As a part of the sexual assault initiative, MUFSC is also the host facility for monthly meetings for the Cabell County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), of which Misty is a current member. Misty has also served on the Board of Directors for CONTACT Huntington which is the rape crisis center in Huntington, WV.