A Workflow for Comprehensive Analysis of Forensic Samples Using Electron and Chemical Ionization High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Poster Oct 30, 2014
David E. Alonso, Joe Binkley, and John Rorabeck
Controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines are commonly seized by law enforcement officials and routinely analyzed by forensic laboratories. More recently, synthetic drugs such as bath salts and cannabinoids, as well as naturally occurring “herbal remedies” and hallucinogenic mushrooms, have gained popularity as chemical stimulants and opiate substitutes. This study focuses on the comprehensive profiling of complex botanicals obtained from drug seizures.
Identifying Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) in Food Contact MaterialsPoster
Concern about the safety of food products has increased dramatically with intentionally and non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) used in packaging being of particular interest. APGC and high resolution MS together with a workflow driven process was used to identify unknown compounds in packaging.READ MORE
Human exposure to cyanotoxins: Exploring in vitro detoxification using atmospheric cold plasma treatment to protect human healthPoster
Recently, there have been increases in freshwater harmful algal blooms. There is therefore a need to try and effectively detoxify drinking water contaminated with cyanotoxins to safeguard human health by use of new and novel techniques.READ MORE
Psychiatric Risk Gene Cacna1c and Early Life Stress: Potential Gene-Environment interactions?Poster
Early life stress (ELS) is highly associated with development of psychopathology
and mood disorders in adulthood. Genetic studies have identified variation in the gene calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1C (CACNA1C) to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders. This poster assessed the expression of Cacna1c following prepubertal stress.