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Patricia del Carmen Vásquez Marías

Research Fellow


Patricia del Carmen Vásquez Marías is a Research Fellow with the Human Rights Center. She graduated with a doctorate degree in medicine in 1999 from the University of El Salvador and a doctorate from the Department of Pathological Anatomy, Legal and Forensic Medicine, and Toxicology at Zaragoza University in Spain in 2003. She was a professor on the medical faculty of the University of  Dr. José Matías Delgado in San Salvador. Since 2007, she has been a geneticist at the Asociación Pro Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos de El Salvador. For nine months in 2011 – 2012, she worked as a DNA analyst in the forensic genetics department of the Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala. Since 2017, Vasquez has been a genetic forensics professor for second year residents in the legal medicine specialty at the University of El Salvador.