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Emerging Forensic Research Series: Forensic Toxicology & Drugs (Webinar)

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Forensic science research and development play 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."

The Emerging Forensic Research Webinar Series provides a platform for researchers to present their novel NIJ-supported research to the forensic community. While this research presented may be ongoing, this series presents a unique opportunity for researchers to connect and discuss the impact of their research, early research outcomes, challenges, and technology transition pathways.

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 and Presentation topics will include the following:
- Development and validation of a novel blood protein modification assay for retrospective detection of drug exposure | Anthony DeCaprio, PhD
- Retrospective identification of synthetic cannabinoids using archived high resolution mass spectrometry data | Amanda Mohr, MS
- Development of matrix matched quality control materials and sample preparation techniques for the analysis of marijuana infused products | Carl Wolf, PhD
- Coupling Raman spectroscopy with ambient sampling, portable mass spectrometry for on-site, high-throughput evidence confirmation | Christopher Mulligan, PhD

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

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Date Created: February 3, 2021