Forensic Technology Center of Excellence


Emerging Research in Toxicology & Drugs

Emerging Research in Toxicology & Drugs

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This webinar originally occurred on April 23rd, 2019
Duration: 1.5 hours

Forensic science research and development plays a key role in the advancement of the practice of forensic science, as noted by the 2009 National Academies of Science report “Strengthening Forensic Sciences in the United States: A Path Forward.”

In this installment of the Emerging Research series, four researchers will present their current research in the toxicology and seized drugs disciplines. Dr. Anthony DeCaprio will present on the development and validation of a novel blood protein modification assay for retrospective detection of drug exposure. Next, we will have Amanda Mohr presenting on the retrospective identification of synthetic cannabinoids using archived high resolution mass spectrometry data. We will also have Dr. Carl Wolf presenting his research on the development of matrix matched quality control materials and sample preparation techniques for the analysis of marijuana infused products. Our final presenter will be Dr. Christopher Mulligan discussing coupling Raman spectroscopy with ambient sampling, portable mass spectrometry for on-site, high-throughput evidence confirmation.

Detailed Learning Objectives:
1.) An overview of three NIJ-supported emerging research projects in toxicology and controlled substances and their progress.
2.) Potential impact of these research projects to the forensic community.
3.) Discussion of next steps and transition of this research into the forensic community.

Dr. Anthony DeCaprio, F-ABFT | Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida International University
Amanda Mohr, MS | Forensic Scientist III, Center for Forensic Science Research and Education
Dr. Carl Wolf | Professor, Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Chris Mulligan | Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Illinois State University

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