Presented Research

Each student in the BMFS program spends a minimum of three semesters gathering and analyzing data, writing and reviewing a thesis.  Each student is assigned a full-time faculty member to serve on his or her research committee along with two other knowledgable professionals.

Many of the research projects completed by BMFS students have been presented at annual regional or national scientific conferences:


Midwest Association for Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 2019 Annual Meeting, Cleveland OH

  • Sarah Boyle: Comparison of LLE and SPE for the Analysis and Quantitation of THC, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Metabolites for LC-MS/MS Detection in Human Whole Blood
  • Chi Hin Marco Chan: Confirmation and Quantitation of Sympathomimetic Amines in Blood, Urine, Vitreous Humor and Tissue by SPE and GC/MS
  • Reann Esparza: Impact of Body Mass Index, Calculated Blood Volume, Sex and Age on Observed Alprazolam Concentrations in Urine
  • Erika Phung: Evaluation of the Short-Term Stability of Select Naphthoylindole, Adamantoylindole, Quinolinyl, and Carboxamide Synthetic Cannabinoids in Human Whole Blood Using LC-MS/MS

American Society for Mass Spectrometry 67th Conference, Atlanta GA

  • Christopher Nicholson:Method Validation of Drugs of Abuse Using Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis/Mass Spectrometry

American Academy of Forensic Sciences 71st Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD

  • Daniel Lee:The Detection and Quantitation of 17 Synthetic Cannabinoids in Human Whole-Blood Using Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) Following Supported Liquid Extraction
  • Courtney McGowan:The Detection and Quantitation of 23 Drugs in Blood and Urine Following Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) Using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS)
  • Cassandra Swart:A Casework Review for Determining Time Since Intercourse in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Cassandra Swart:The Detection and Quantitation of Ten Synthetic Cannabinoid Metabolites in Human Urine Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/MS/MS)
  • Andrew D. Ziegler: The Optimization and Validation of a Novel Direct-Lysis Differential Extraction Procedure

Additionally, students can find research opportunities through the GMS Office.