Novel Forensic Chemistry Research from Early-Career Scientists

Novel Forensic Chemistry Research from Early-Career Scientists

This webinar originally occurred on September 19, 2018
Duration: 1.5 hours


National Forensic Science Week recognizes the contribution that forensic science makes to the criminal justice system. Throughout the week, the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) will be engaging with the community and the target audience this year will be early-career scientists. On Wednesday, September 19th, early-career researchers will present novel projects in forensic chemistry, with topics including toxicology, opioids, and novel psychoactive substances (NPS).

During this webinar, each presenter will provide a brief overview of their research topic and address questions from attendees during a Q&A session. Research topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Use of a LC-QTOF Assay for the discovery of emerging NPS
  • Stability of synthetic cathinones in blood using LC/Q-TOF-MS
  • Stability of synthetic piperazines in human whole blood under various storage conditions over time
  • Phase I metabolism of Desomorphine
  • Segmental analysis of GHB in human head hair
  • Development of a Raman (SERS) based alternative to immunoassays


  • Chiara Deriu | Ph.D. Candidate, Florida International
  • Lindsay Glicksberg, Ph.D. | Dallas County Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
  • Alex Krotulski | The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education / PhD Candidate, Temple University
  • Timothy Lau, MS | Criminalist, New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D. | ORISE/FBI Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Jessica Winborn | Ph.D. Candidate, Sam Houston State University

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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