Marc LeBeau, PhD F-ABFT
United States of America
Dr. LeBeau is a Senior Scientist at the FBI Laboratory outside of Washington, DC. He has worked as a Forensic Chemist and Toxicologist for the FBI since 1994. He was employed in the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Missouri, before beginning his career with the FBI. He has a doctorate in toxicology from the University of Maryland – Baltimore, a master’s degree in forensic science from the University of New Haven (Connecticut), and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and criminal justice from Central Missouri State University.
Dr. LeBeau has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, as well as book chapters and abstracts. He has provided training to thousands of law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, attorneys, medical professionals, and rape crisis counselors throughout the world. Additionally, in 2001, he co-edited Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault: A Forensic Handbook.
After joining TIAFT in 1995, Dr. LeBeau’s first TIAFT Meeting was the 1998 Joint Meeting with the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2004, he hosted the FBI Laboratory Symposium on Forensic Toxicology and Joint Meeting of SOFT and TIAFT in Washington, DC. He has been on the TIAFT Board since 2008 serving as a Board Member, Treasurer, President-Elect, and now the TIAFT President. He also served on a number of committees, including the Young Scientist Committee.
Dr. LeBeau is active in numerous scientific organizations in addition to TIAFT. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) and a member of SOFT, serving as its President in 2012. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
Dr. LeBeau has spent much of his career helping to advance the forensic sciences. He has served as a Commissioner on the National Commission on Forensic Science, the chairman of the Scientific Working Group on the Forensic Analysis of Chemical Terrorism (SWGFACT), and co-chair to the Scientific Working Group on the Forensic Analysis on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism (SWGCBRN). He was also a co-chair of the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Toxicology (SWGTOX). He is currently the Toxicology Subcommittee Chair of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) and Chair of the AAFS Standards Board’s Toxicology Consensus Body.
In 2004, Dr. LeBeau won the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Scientific Advancement, the 2008 End Violence Against Women (EVAW) International Visionary Award, and the Alexander O. Gettler Award from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2015.
Fun Facts on Marc
Model railroading as a hobby – Despite his wife’s opposition, Marc has an extensively detailed model railroad in his home.
Loves to travel – Unlike most Americans, Marc has travelled extensively outside the U.S., having visited nearly 30 different countries!
Farming Simulator – Marc inherited his boyhood home in Missouri so he routinely visits the 50-acre farm to relax by driving a tractor and a 360 zero turn mower.
Nutrition – Anyone that knows Marc recognises that he is a fan of the big three food groups – Ribeye, New York Strip, and Filet Mignon.
Football – Marc’s favourite sport is American football. He likes it so much that he holds season tickets for the Washington Redskins, despite their losing ways!