Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $92,888)
The proposed research seeks to develop procedures and protocols for the analysis of drugs yielding limited MS information via GC-IR and report to the forensic community the benefits and limitations of this technology. This research will focus on the routine identification of commonly encountered drugs, designer drugs, closely related drug isomers, as well as the fundamentals of the gas chromatography and infrared systems. If successful, this project could introduce a new method of drug analysis that would be quicker, or could allow for simultaneous processing of casework with existing methods and so should relieve backlogs in drug analysis.
- Implementation of NPS Discovery – An Early Warning Systems for Novel Drug Intelligence, Surveillance, Monitoring, Response, and Forecasting using Drug Materials and Toxicology Populations in the US
- The Effectiveness of Forensic Genetic Genealogy Techniques for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color
- Aptamer-Based Oral Fluid Testing Device for Roadside Screening of Recent Marijuana Use in Drivers