Argiro Magers Biography

Argi Magers currently works at the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Division as the Manager of the Biology/DNA Section.

Argi attended McDaniel College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and soon after a Master of Science Degree in Biology with emphasis in molecular genetics from Towson University. Upon completion of her studies, she worked at Johns Hopkins University for approximately one year doing research. She was hired by Maryland State Police where she started as a Forensic Chemist in the biology section. She has worked on hundreds of cases and has analyzed thousands of samples. She was promoted to a casework supervisor in November of 2005 and in June of 2009 she took the position of the Manager of the Biology Section. She currently coordinates the work between the 4 units of the Biology Section (Database/Collections, Trial Casework, Investigative Casework, and the Technical/Validation unit). Argi has been involved in the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners program and the training of Collectors of DNA samples from Offenders for the State of Maryland. She is a member of MidAtlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, a member American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the forensic specialist for the Maryland NamUs Team (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System), the Immediate Past President of MACCHIA (Mid-Atlantic Cold Case Investigators Association) and a member of the Rapid-DNA Task Force which focus is to identify issues and put forth a plan for the integration of Point of Collection DNA analysis into the booking environment.