Cristian Orrego

Cristian Orrego's PictureCRISTIÁN ORREGO is the Director of the Forensic Program. He is a biochemist and forensic geneticist who served as Assistant Laboratory Director and Criminalist Supervisor at the California Department of Justice, Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory in Richmond, California, prior to his appointment at the Human Rights Center. Dr. Orrego is a founding member of the volunteer organization, the Alliance of  Forensic Scientists for Human Rights and Humanitarian Investigations which has worked closely with HRC since 2003 on the El Salvador DNA Reunification Project. Orrego was appointed Science Advisor to the Presidential Commission on Policies for Human Rights of the Government of Chile in May 2006, and subsequently, member of an International Commission of Experts for the Legal Medical Service, Ministry of Justice, Government of Chile, from May 2007 to February 2010. His involvement in enhancing the scientific capacity of NGO's involved in the defense of human rights dates back to 1984 when he was a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS). Contact Cristián Orrego.