Presented by the Professional Science Master’s in Forensic Chemistry, the Forensic Chemistry Seminar will feature leaders in the field from the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Rutgers University and other institutions. Register here.

Saturday April 22 
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST) 

Event schedule and presenters

9:30-10:30 AM 
Joshua DeBord, PhD
Senior Scientist, The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education 
“Tranq-Dope”: Observations from Philadelphia’s Drug Market in 2022 and Translating Chemical Analysis into Harm Reduction 

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Samantha Tolliver, PhD
Chief Toxicologist, Washington, D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner 
Forensic Chemistry: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Serving Your Community 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Karen Scott, PhD
Director, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory 
Assoc. Prof of Laboratory Medicine, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham 
Hair Testing in Forensic Toxicology: From the Lab to the Courtroom 

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Heather Neuder, PhD
Deputy Program Manager, Army Forensic Toxicology Program Office 
Forensic Testing & Public Health Challenges in a Changing Cannabis Legal Landscape 

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Michelle Carlin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Toxicology and Forensic Chemistry, Rutgers University 
Human Impairment and Forensic Toxicological Solutions 

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Marisol Castaneto, PhD
Chief of Quality Assurance, Department of Defense (DOD) Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory 
From Insecticides to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Revisiting the Birth of Organophosphates in Modern History 

Register here.