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Student Research

 Current Student Research Projects

  • Paige Fisk, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, OSU CHS, in process
  • Zach Ridge, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, OSU CHS, in process
  • McCayla Lopez, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, OSU CHS, in process
  • Kacey Cliburn, Ph.D. Dissertation, “The Role of Cannabinoids in Aviation Toxicology,” OSU CVHS, in process
  • Austin Ciesielski, D. Dissertation, "Atmospheric Characterization of Illicit Drug Production," OSU CVHS, in process
  • Kylene Carlson, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Comparison of Chiral Methamphetamine Separations in Urine,” OSU CHS, Expected Spring 2018
  • Jessica Revelle, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Evaluation of Enzyme Hydrolysis Efficiency in Multiple Drug Classes,” OSU CHS, Expected Spring 2018
  • Katie Welch, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Urine Analysis for Drugs of Abuse Using Specialized Extraction Tips,” OSU CHS, Expected Spring 2018

Graduate Research Projects

  • Matthew K. Green, Ph.D. Dissertation, “Environmental Impacts of Clandestine Laboratories--Detection of Trace Chemicals and their Health Impact,” OSU CVHS, 2017
  • Austin Ciesielski, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Characterization of Clandestine One Pot Methamphetamine Laboratories Using Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Chromatography- Tandem Mass Spectrometry,” OSU CHS, 2017
  • Maegen Sloan, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Development of a LC-MS/MS Method to Detect and Quantify Pyridostygmine in Plasma,” OSU CHS, 2017
  • Allison Veitenheimer, Ph.D. Dissertation, “Evaluation of Oral Fluid as a Specimen to Detect Controlled Substances,” OSU CVHS, Spring 2016
  • Dane Robertson, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Evaluation of Sweat as an Evidential Specimen in Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault,” OSU CHS, 2016
  • April Mitchell, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Separation of D- And L-Methamphetamine in Postmortem Samples via Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS),” OSU CHS, 2016
  • Madison Sanders, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Manufacture of Improvised Peroxide Explosives with a Non-traditional Peroxide Source,” OSU CHS, 2016
  • Kristin Dickerson, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Development of a Synthetic Cannabinoids Panel for Evaluation of Clinical Specimens,” OSU CHS, 2016
  • Sunday Saenz, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Analysis and Distribution of THC, 11-OH-THC, and THC-COOH in Postmortem Fluids and Tissues,” OSU CHS, 2016
  • Travis Brachtenbach, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Method Development for the Detection of Synthetic Cathinones and Investigation of Their Metabolism Using Human Microsomes”, OSU CHS, 2016
  • Mark Dixon, MS Creative Component, Forensic Sciences, “A Methodology for a Standardized Controlled Substance Analysis Curriculum for Forensic Science Educational Programs,” OSU CHS, 2015
  • Treena Wiebe, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Detection of Drug Residues from Wipe Samples in Socioeconomic Study,” OSU CHS, 2015
  • Vanessa Perez, MS Creative Component, Forensic Sciences, “Development of a Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) Method for Detecting Synthetic Cannabinoids in Urine,” OSU CHS, 2015
  • Matthew Green, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, "Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Fire Debris Evidence at Suspected Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories,” OSU CHS, 2014
  • Melissa Windham, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “A Comparison of Sample Preparation Methods for Forensic Opiate Analysis by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS),” OSU CHS, 2013
  • Julia McClouth, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Validation and Optimization of a Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) Method for Urine Monitoring in Pain Management,” OSU CHS, 2013
  • Kelly Spencer, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Investigation of Trace Nitrated Explosive Residues on Construction Materials,” OSU CHS, 2011
  • Monica Vermillion, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Development of a Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) Method for the Analysis of Peroxide Explosive Residues on Building Materials,”  OSU CHS, 2011
  • Minh Ngo, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Development of an Analytical Method for Vinca Alkaloids Using Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS),” OSU CHS, 2010
  • Allison Veitenheimer, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Development of Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Methods for Exploration of Currency Contamination with Controlled Substances,” OSU CHS 2010
  • Stephanie Olofson, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Analysis of Traditional and Peroxide Explosive Residues via Capillary Electrophoresis,” OSU CHS, 2009
  • Susie Talbert, MS Thesis, Forensic Sciences, “Quantitative Analysis of Acetone in Blood via HS-GC/FID,” OSU CHS, 2009