A Brief Biography
Dwain Fuller serves as the Technical Director of the Toxicology Laboratories at a leading North Texas medical center and teaching hospital. Mr. Fuller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Fuller began his career in forensic toxicology in 1984 as a bench chemist at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Oklahoma. In 1987 he moved to Reno, Nevada to accept a position as the Assistant Director of Toxicology with Sierra Nevada Laboratories, Inc., a private laboratory that provided forensic toxicology services primarily to Northern Nevada law enforcement and coroner's offices. Mr. Fuller was instrumental in bringing Sierra Nevada Laboratories, Inc. to SAMHSA certification, the most stringent forensic urine drug screening certification in the United States. Through a series of corporate purchases and mergers, Sierra Nevada Laboratories, Inc. became a Laboratory Corporation of America laboratory. In 1993, Mr. Fuller was promoted to the Director of Toxicology, and became the Responsible Person (RP) for the SAMHSA lab, positions he held until accepting his present assignment in 1998.
Mr. Fuller is certified as a Diplomate of the Forensic Toxicologist Certification Board (FTCB) and as a Toxicological Chemist by the National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC). He is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and a member of Southwestern Association of Toxicologists (SAT). He has served on the Committee for Testing for Intoxication for the State of Nevada and as a panel member on the Governor's Conference on Safety for the State of Nevada. He has served on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas as well as a faculty member for numerous courses for the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
Mr. Fuller has authored or co-authored several papers and articles for both peer-reviewed and popular publications and has served as a reviewer for several of the special SOFT editions of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology and now serves on its Editorial Board. He is currently the Editor of the Drugs in the News section of ToxTalk, the quarterly publication of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. Mr. Fuller has also served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. and currently serves as the section Secretary for the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Mr. Fuller has extensive experience in consulting and expert testimony in both criminal and civil matters in the states of Nevada, California, Oklahoma, Michigan, New Mexico, Arkansas, Iowa, Florida, and Texas. Mr. Fuller has been retained as a consultant/expert in forensic toxicology by international law firms representing major corporate and high-profile clients. Mr. Fuller recently appeared on Tru TV's program, In Session, as a guest expert in forensic toxicology. Mr. Fuller has served as a consultant to the Nevada Attorney General and has been qualified as an expert witness in the field of forensic toxicology in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Judicial District Courts of the State of Nevada as well as the 2nd, 213th, and 282nd Criminal District Courts and the 302nd, 303rd, 378 th, and 432nd Judicial District Court in the State of Texas as well as other county courts.
A complete curriculum vitae and references will be provided to qualified individuals upon request.