Eric Warren, PhD

Eric Warren received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Vanderbilt University in Biological Sciences with a research project that was rooted in the instrument-heavy fields of Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. During his studies at Vanderbilt, Dr. Warren performed research on various aspects of DNA replication and published several articles in the field. These articles can be found in Biochemistry, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2008, his article was featured on the cover of the journal Structure. As an avid researcher Dr. Warren has continued to research and publish his findings in the field of Forensic Science, most recently in the AFTE Journal (2019) and the Journal of Forensic Sciences (2017). In addition to his publications, Dr. Warren has worked approximately 1300 forensic cases for multiple law enforcement agencies and has provided expert testimony in a number of jurisdictions.

After his time at Vanderbilt, Dr. Warren joined a state law enforcement agency where he worked for nearly a decade. This time was spent processing crime scenes and examining evidence in an accredited laboratory according to ISO/IEC 17025 guidelines. It was in this capacity that Dr. Warren also gained extensive teaching and leadership experience. He served as an instructor at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, the TBI Crime Scene Processing School, and the Basic Criminal Investigator School at the THP Academy. In addition, Dr. Warren has been recognized for his leadership abilities and attended the inaugural prerequisite courses for a leadership academy with his former agency as well as other leadership courses in the United States.

Firearms Speciality

Areas of Expertise

  • Firearm Identification
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Trajectory Analysis
  • Serial Number Restoration
  • Distance Determination
  • Firearm Design and Functionality

AFTE Member

Dr. Warren is a member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners or AFTE and serves on multiple committees.

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IAA Member

Dr. Warren is also a member of the International Ammunition Association.

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Dr. Warren is also a member of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), Firearms and Toolmarks Subcommittee.

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