Stephanie Horner Hrico
Forensic Scientist & Quality Assurance Analyst
Stephanie Horner Hrico is an expert in the preparation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of gunshot residue (GSR) evidence using Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS). She is qualified as an expert witness for criminal trial in the states of North Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Florida, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, as well as in New Zealand. Ms. Horner’s background includes hands-on experience in project management for QA testing, equipment maintenance, and cell cultures using aseptic techniques, as well as the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Clinical Trials laboratories.
She is an active member of the team responsible for the laboratory’s successful accreditation by ASCLD/LAB in the areas of Trace Evidence – Gunshot Residue (GSR) and GSR Distance Determination. Her diverse experience expands the Forensic Science department’s capabilities while helping to augment the range of services of related departments. Ms. Horner is also a professor at Duquesne University, teaching Explosives and Arson Investigation.