Mr. Anjaria assists attorneys and inmates nationwide in understanding and assessing complicated forensic DNA evidence in their cases. He brings a unique perspective to forensic DNA consultation owing to his diverse background in the field. Mr. Anjaria has an exceptional ability to distill down complicated forensic DNA issues to their essence, and deliver opinions that are both understandable and practical. He has testified as a DNA expert in State and Federal courts and has been deposed in civil matters. Mr. Anjaria is a proud member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Expert Witness Panel.
Mr. Anjaria began his forensic science career in 1996 with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Scientific Investigations Division, and less than 3 years later had the privilege of beginning his specialization in forensic DNA analysis. He rose to the rank of DNA Technical Leader in 2004. He underwent training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA to audit DNA laboratories according to the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories. He also completed training by ASCLD/LAB to perform laboratory accreditation inspections.
Next, in 2005 Mr. Anjaria co-founded a private forensic DNA laboratory from the ground up, and served as the Laboratory Director, DNA Technical Leader, and Quality Assurance Officer. Under his direction, the laboratory became California’s first ASCLD/LAB-International accredited DNA laboratory.
In 2009 Mehul B. Anjaria founded MBA DNA Consulting, LLC.
Mehul B. Anjaria earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago before starting his forensic career in California where he completed a Master of Science degree in Criminalistics. His thesis was entitled “EVALUATION OF PROTOTYPES OF ROCHE APPLIED SCIENCE’S LINEAR ARRAYTM MITOCHONDRIAL DNA HVI/HVII REGION-SEQUENCE TYPING KIT FOR FORENSIC MITOCHONDRIAL DNA TYPING”.
For approximately the first 3 years of his career as a law enforcement criminalist, Mr. Anjaria was involved in the analysis of solid-dose controlled substances and the investigation of clandestine methamphetamine laboratories. During this period, he worked for two different ASCLD/LAB accredited Sheriff’s Department crime laboratories in southern California.