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  • 2020 Publications

    AD Winokur, LM Kaufman and JR Almirall,  Differentiation and Identification of Fentanyl Analogues using GC-IRD, For. Chem., 202020, 100255.

    A Akmeemana, P Weis, R Corzo, D Ramos, P Zoon, T Trejos, T Ernst, E Pollock, E Bakowska, C Neumann, JR Almirall, Interpretation of Chemical Data from Glass Analysis for Forensic PurposesJ. of Chemometrics, 2020, e3267.

    J Almirall, T Trejos and K Lambert, INTERPOL Review of Glass and Paint Evidence 2016-2019, For. Sci. Internl.:Synergy, 2020,

    J Almirall and G. Jackson, The increasing visibility of Forensic Chemistry, For. Chem.,2020, 18, 100236.

    M Torres,  N Valdes, and JR Almirall, Comparison of portable and benchtop GC-MS Coupled to Capillary Microextraction of Volatiles (CMV) for the Extraction and Analysis of Ignitable Liquid Residues, For. Chem., 2020,

    HS Franca, A Acosta, A Jamal, W Romaoa, J Mulloor, JR Almirall, Experimental and ab initio investigation of the products of reaction from Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and the fast blue BB spot reagent in presumptive drug tests for cannabinoids, For. Chem.,2020, 17, 100212.

    I Strashnov, I Izosimov, J Gilmour, M Denecke, JR Almirall, A Cannavan, G Chen, C Dissanayake, I Doroshenko, T Elghali, E Enston, BR Fernando, G Kasozi, S Kelly, M Maqsood, S Muhammad, C Muryn, A Pomerantsev, DK Singh, G Smith, F Taous, C Webb, D Williamson, Z Xu, S Yang, and A Zitek, A laser ablation resonance ionisation mass spectrometer (LA-RIMS) for the detection of isotope ratios of uranium at ultra-trace concentrations from solid particles and solutions, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2020, 34, 1630-1638.

    Sneyd, D., Schreiber Compo, N., Rivard, J., Pena, M., Stoiloff, S. & Hernandez, G. (in press). Quality of laypersons’ assessment of forensically relevant stimuli. Journal of Forensic Sciences.

    Aijala, J.C., Wu, W., and DeCaprio, A.P. (2020). Assessing hair decontamination protocols for diazepam, heroin, cocaine, and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol by statistical design of experiments. J. Anal. Toxicol., in press.

    Aijala, J.C., Wu, W., and DeCaprio, A.P. (2020). Application of statistical design of experiments to assess pretreatment parameters in forensic toxicological hair analysis for amphetamine. Forensic Chem., in press.

    Guo, J.-S., Turesky, R.J., Tarifa, A., DeCaprio, A.P., Cooke, M.S., Walmsley, S.J., and Villalta, P.J. (2020). Development of a DNA adductome mass spectral database. Chem. Res. Toxicol., 33, 852-854.

    Cui, D., DeCaprio, A., Tarifa, A., and O’Shea, K. (2020). Ultrasound-induced remediation of the second-generation antihistamine, Cetirizine. J. Environ. Chem. Engineer., 8, 103680.

    Wang, L. McCord, B.A four-channel paper microfluidic device with gold nanoparticles and aptamers for seized drugs,  Analytical Biochemistry 2020, 595(15), 113619

    Bruce McCord, Final Report,  The Application of Gold Nanoparticles for the Trace Detection of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Saliva and Urine by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, April 2020, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Washington, DC 20531, 2015-IJ-CX-K006

    Wells JD, LaMotte LR. 2020. Estimating the postmortem interval. pp. 213-224 in Byrd JH., Tomberlin JK (eds.) Forensic Entomology: Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations.  3rd edition. CRC Press. 

    Stevens JR, Picard CJ, Wells JD. 2020. Molecular genetic methods for forensic entomology. pp. 253-268 in Byrd JH., Tomberlin JK (eds.) Forensic Entomology: Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations.  3rd edition. CRC Press. 

    A Small Population Study on Friction Skin Ridges: Differences in Ridge Widths Between Latent and Inked Fingerprints. De Alcaraz-Fossoul J, Tully-Doyle R, Weber AR, Barrot Feixat C, Zapico SC, Rivera Cardenas N, Sirard MJ, Graber RP. J Forensic Sci. 2020 Mar;65(2):620-626.

    Forensic Science and Humanitarian Action. Interacting with the dead and the living. Editor: Roberto C. Parra, Sara C. Zapico, Douglas H. Ubelaker. Wiley. ISBN: 9781119481966 |

    In this book, I wrote the following chapters:
    Preface. Sara C. Zapico, Roberto C. Parra, Douglas H. Ubelaker. 

    Applications of physiological bases of aging to forensic science: new advances. Sara C. Zapico, Douglas H. Ubelaker, Joe Adserias-Garriga. Humanitarian Action: New approaches from forensic science. Douglas H. Ubelaker, Sara C.Zapico, and Roberto C. Parra. 

    Jordan D and Mills D (2020) Resolving human DNA mixtures with F‐108 polymer and capillary electrophoresis single‐strand conformational polymorphism analysis. Journal of Separation Science. doi: 10.1002/jssc.202000194 

    Sneyd, D., Schreiber Compo, N., Rivard, J., Pena, M., Stoiloff, S. & Hernandez, G. (in press). Quality of laypersons’ assessment of forensically relevant stimuli. Journal of Forensic Sciences.

  • 2019 Publications

    Wells JD. 2019. A forensic entomological analysis can yield an estimate of postmortem interval, and not just a minimum postmortem interval: an explanation and illustration using a case. Journal of Forensic Sciences 64:634-637.

    Altman, C., McQuiston, D., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2019). How elevated BAC level and identification format affect eyewitness memory: A Field Study. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3535

    Evans, J.R., Schreiber Compo, N., Carol, R.N., Nichols-Lopez, K., Holness, H., & Furton, K.G. (2019). The impact of alcohol intoxication on witness suggestibility immediately and after a delay. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3502

    Mindthoff, A., Hagsand, A.V., Schreiber Compo, N., & Evans, J. R. (2019). Does alcohol loosen the tongue? Intoxicated persons' willingness to report transgressions or criminal behavior carried out by themselves or others. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3480

    Altman, C., Schreiber Compo, N., Hagsand, A. V., & Evans, J. R. (2019). State of intoxication: A review of the effects of alcohol on witnesses’ memory. In J. Dickinson, N. Schreiber Compo, R.N., Carol, M. McCauley& B. Schwartz (Eds.). Evidence-based investigative interviewing, (pp.74-92). Routledge, NY.

    Schreiber Compo, N., Vallano, J., Rivard, J., Hagsand, A; *Pena, M., & Altman, C. (2019). Methods of studying eyewitness memory. In H. Otani & B. L. Schwartz (Eds.), Research methods in human memory, (pp. 253-266). London, UK, Routledge.

    De Alcaraz-Fossoul J, Tully-Doyle R, Weber AR, Barrot Feixat C, Zapico SC, Rivera Cardenas N, Sirard MJ, Graber RP. “A ulation Study on Friction Skin Ridges: Differences in Ridge Widths Between Latent and Inked Fingerprints”. J Forensic Sci. 2019 Oct 10. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.14210. [Epub ahead of print].

    Gómez-Gómez ME, C. Zapico S. “Frailty, Cognitive Decline, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Nutrition Interventions”. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 2842.

    Núñez Martínez P, T. Menéndez S, Villaronga MA, Ubelaker D, García-Pedrero J, C. Zapico S. “The Big Sleep: Elucidating the sequence of events in the first hours of death to determine the Postmortem Interval”. Sci Justice. 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.scijus.2019.03.001

    De Alcaraz-Fossoul J, Barrot-Feixat C, C. Zapico S, McGarr L, Carreras-Marin C, Tasker J, Gené Manuel. “Latent Fingermark aging patterns (Part IV): Ridge width as one indicator of degradation”. J Forensic Sci. 2019 Feb 8.

    Alghanim, H; Balamurugan, K; McCord, B. Evaluation of DNA methylation markers for sperm, saliva and blood identification through pyrosequencing and high-resolution melt analysis, International Journal of Legal Medicine, submitted.

    Joana Antunes1, Quentin Gauthier1, Vanessa Aguiar-Pulido2, George Duncan1, Bruce McCord1*
    A data-driven, high-throughput methodology to determine tissue-specific differentially methylated regions for body fluid discrimination, FSI Genetics, submitted.

    Wang, L. McCord, B.A four-channel paper microfluidic device with gold nanoparticles and aptamers for seized drugs, Journal: Analytical Biochemistry, in revision.

    McCord, B; Gauthier,Q.; Alghanim, H ;Antunes, J.: Fernandez Tejero, N; Duncan, G.: Balamurugan, K. Applications of epigenetic methylation in body fluid identification, age determination and phenotyping, FSI Genetics, Supplement Series, in press.

    Mostowatt, T.; Munoz, J. McCord, B. An evaluation of monovalent, divalent, and trivalent cations as aggregating agents for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) analysis of synthetic cannabinoids, Analyst, in press.

    Wang, L.; Deriu, C.; Wu, W.; Mebel, AM.; McCord, B. SERS, Raman, and DFT analyses of Fentanyl and six analogs, J Raman Spectrosc. 2019, 1– 11.

    Gauthier, Q.; Cho, S.; McCord, B. Development of a Body Fluid Identification Multiplex via DNA Methylation Analysis, Electrophoresis, 2019, 40: 2565-2574.

    Bruce McCord, Quentin Gauthier, Sohee Cho, Meghan Roig, Georgiana Gibson-Daw, Brian Young, Fabiana Taglia, Sara Casado Zapico, Roberta Fogliota Mariot, Steven B. Lee, and George Duncan, Forensic DNA Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91 (1), 673–688

    Cromarte, R.; Wardlow, A.; Duncan, G; McCord, B. Development of a Microfluidic Device (μPADs) for Forensic Serological Analysis, Anal. Methods, 2019, 11, 587-595.

    Chiara Deriu1, Irene Conticello1,2, Alexander M. Mebel1, Bruce McCord, Micro solid phase extraction surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (µ-SPE/SERS) screening test for the detection of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 in oral fluid, Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 91, 7 4780-4789.

    Brian A. Young, Katherine Butler Gettings, Bruce McCord, Peter M. Vallone. Estimating Number of Contributors in Massively Parallel Sequencing Data of STR loci, FSI Genetics, 2019, 38, 15–22.

  • 2018 Publications

    Eckberg, M.N., Arroyo-Mora, L.E., Stoll, D.R., and DeCaprio, A.P. (2018). Separation and identification of isomeric and structurally related synthetic cannabinoids using two-dimensional liquid chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Toxicology.

    A. Mckenzie, S. Bell, F. Fernandez-Lima; “Detection of firearm discharge residue from skin swabs using Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry coupled to Mass Spectrometry”, Anal. Meth. 2018, in press.

    Gilliland, R.A.; Möller, C.; DeCaprio, A.P. (2018). LC-MS/MS based detection and characterization of covalent glutathione modifications formed by reactive drug of abuse metabolites. Xenobiotica, in press.

    T Hoffman, R Jaćimović, LJ Bay, J Griboff, M Jagodic, M Monferrán, N Ogrinc, I Podkolzin, D Wunderlin, JR Almirall, Elemental Profiling of Milk Powders Using Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for Geographic Sourcing and Adulteration Detection, Talanta, 2018, 10.1016/j.talanta.2018.04.040 IF=4.162

    Alghanim, H.; Wei, W, and McCord, B. A DNA methylation based assay for the determination of smoking status using pyrosequencing,  Electrophoresis 2018, 39, 2806–2814.

    Damaso, N., Mendel, J., Mendoza, M., Wettberg, E. J., Narasimhan, G. and Mills, D. (2018), Bioinformatics Approach to Assess the Biogeographical Patterns of Soil Communities: The Utility for Soil Provenance. J Forensic Sci, 63: 1033-1042. doi:10.1111/1556-4029.13741

    R Williamson, S Gura, A Tarifa and JR Almirall, The Coupling of Capillary Microextraction of Volatiles (CMV) Dynamic Air Sampling Device with DART-MS Analysis for the Detection of Gunshot Residues, For Chem, 2018, (8) 49-56. IF=1.520

    Mulet, C. T.; Arroyo-Mora, L. E.; Leon, L. A.; Gnagy, E.; DeCaprio, A. P. (2018). Rapid quantitative analysis of methylphenidate and ritalinic acid in oral fluid by liquid chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC-QqQ-MS). J. Chromatogr. B. 1092, 313-319.

    KR Chabaud, JL Thomas, MN Torres, S Oliveira, BR McCord. Simultaneous colorimetric detection of metallic salts contained in low explosives residue using a microfluidic paper-based analytical device (µPAD). Forensic Chemistry 9, 35-41

    Chabaud, KR; Thomas, JL; Torres MN, Oliveira,S; McCord, BR. Simultaneous colorimetric detection of metallic salts contained in low explosives residue using a microfluidic paper-based analytical device (µPAD),Forensic Chemistry, 2018,9, 35-41.

    C Martinez–Lopez, M Sakayanagi, and JR Almirall, Elemental analysis of packaging tapes by LA-ICP-MS and LIBS, For Chem, 2018, (8), 40-48. IF=1.520

    Sameer S. Lakade, Francesc Borrull, Kenneth G. Furton, Abuzar Kabir, Rosa Maria Marcé, Núria Fontanals, Novel capsule phase microextraction in combination with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for determining personal care products in environmental water, Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, May 2018, Volume 410, Issue 12, pp 2991–3001

    Carol, R.N., & Schreiber Compo, N. (2018). The effect of encoding duration on implicit and explicit eyewitness memory. Consciousness and Cognition. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2018.02.004

    IC Eleotério, MA Balbino, JF Andrade, AA Saczk, LL Okumura, ...Voltammetric Determination of Trimethoprim Employing an Electrode Chemically Modified with Prussian Blue Film Sensor Letters 16 (5), 341-346

    Izabel Cristina Eleotério, Marco Antonio Balbino, José Fernando Andrade, Adelir Aparecida Saczk, Leonardo Luiz Okumura, Bruce R. McCord, Antonio Carlos Ferreira Batista, and Marcelo Firmino de Oliveira Voltammetric Determination of Trimethoprim Employing an Electrode Chemically Modified with Prussian Blue Film, , Sensor Lett. 2018, 16, 341–346

    Julian Mendel. Kenneth G. Furton and DeEtta K. Mills, An Evaluation of Scent-discriminating Canines for Rapid Response to Agricultural Diseases. HortTechnology April (2018) vol.28 no.2, 102-108

    Julian Mendel, Christina Burns, Beatrice Kallifatidis, Edward Evans, Jonathan Crane, Kenneth G. Furton and DeEtta Mills. Agri-dogs: Using Canines for Earlier Detection of Laurel Wilt Disease Affecting Avocado Trees in South Florida. HortTechnology April (2018), vol.28 no.2 109-116

    Ketaki Deshpande, Kenneth G. Furton, De Etta K. Mills, The Equine Volatilome: Volatile Organic Compounds as Discriminatory Markers, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 62 (2018) 47–53

    Altman, C.M., Schreiber Compo, N., McQuiston, D.E., Hagsand, A.V., & **Cervera, J. (2018). Witnesses’ memory for events and faces under elevated levels of intoxication. Memory. doi:10.1080/09658211.2018.1445758

    Yang M, Sun Y, Zhang X, McCord B, McGoron AJ, Mebel A, Cai Y. , Raman spectra of thiolated arsenicals with biological importance, Talanta. 2018 Mar 1;179:520-530.

    R Corzo, T Hoffman, P Weis, J Franco-Pedroso, D Ramos, and JR Almirall, The Use of LA-ICP-MS Databases to Estimate Likelihood Ratios for the Forensic Analysis of Glass Evidence, Talanta, 2018, IF=4.162

    S Gura, A Tarifa, J Mulloor, MN Torres and JR. Almirall, Capillary Microextration of BTEX Volatiles (CMV) Based on a Phenyl Modified PDMS Sol-Gel Phase, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2018, (1014), 27-40. IF=4.950

    K. Adams, C. E Ramirez, N. F Smith, A. C. Muñoz-Muñoz, L. Andrade, F. Fernandez-Lima, “Analysis of Isomeric Opioids in Urine using LC-TIMS-TOF MS”, Talanta, 2018, 183, 177-183.

    A. Garabedian, M. Baird, J. Porter, K. Jeanne Dit Fouque, P. Shliaha, O. Jensen, T. Williams, F. Fernandez-Lima, A. Shvartsburg, "Linear and Differential Ion Mobility Separations of Middle-Down Proteoforms", Anal. Chem. 2018, 90 (4), 2918–2925.

    Wang L, Musile G, McCord BR. An aptamer-based paper microfluidic device for the colorimetric determination of cocaine. Electrophoresis. 2018 Feb;39(3):470-475

    P. Benigni, J. Porter, M. E. Ridgeway, M. A. Park, F. Fernandez-Lima; "Increasing analytical separation and duty cycle with non-linear analytical mobility scan functions in TIMS-FT-ICR MS". Anal Chem. 2018, 90 (4), 2446–2450.

    Gibson-Daw G, Crenshaw K, McCord B. Optimization of ultrahigh-speed multiplex PCR for forensic analysis.  Anal Bioanal. Chem. 2018;410(1):235-245.

    Picard CJ, Wells JD, Ullyot A, Rognes K. 2018. Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis supports the valid separate species status of Lucilia caesarand L. illustris (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Forensic Sciences Research 3:60-64.

  • 2017 Publications

    Sergio Santana-Viera, PhD Student; Rayco Guedes-Alonso, PhD; Zoraida Sosa-Ferrera, PhD; José Juan Santana-Rodríguez, PhD; Abuzar Kabir, PhD; Kenneth G Furton, PhD, Optimization and application of fabric phase sorptive extraction coupled to ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for the determination of cytostatic drug residues in environmental waters, J. Chromatography A 2017 Dec 22;1529:39-49.

    Danni Cuia, Alexander M. Mebel, Luis E. Arroyo-Mora, Howard Holness, G.Furton Kenneth, Kevin O'Shea. Kinetic, product, and computational studies of the ultrasonic induced degradation of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM), Water Research, 

    “When forensic odontology met biochemistry: Multidisciplinary approach in forensic human identification”. Adserias-Garriga J, Thomas C, Ubelaker DH, C Zapico S. Arch Oral Biol. 2018 Mar;87:7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2017.12.001.

    Picard CJ, Wells JD, Ullyot A, Rognes K. 2018. Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis supports the valid separate species status of Lucilia caesar and L. illustris (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Forensic Sciences Research 3:60-64.

    K. J. Adams, N. Smith; C. E. Ramirez, F. Fernandez-Lima, “Discovery and Targeted Monitoring of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Metabolites in Blood Plasma using LC-TIMS-TOF MS”, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2017, 427, 133-140.

    Möller, C., Davis, W.C., Marí, F., Thompson, V.R., and DeCaprio, A.P. (2017). Proteomic analysis of thiol modifications and assessment of structural changes in hemoglobin induced by aniline metabolites N-phenylhydroxylamine and nitrosobenzene. Sci. Rep., 4, 14794.

    J Debord, A Pourmand, S Jantzi, S Panicker and JR Almirall, Profiling of Heroin and Assignment of Provenance by 87Sr/86Sr Isotope Ratio Analysis, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2017, 468, 294-295. IF=2.002 

    M Yang, Y Sun, X Zhang, B McCord, AJ McGoron, A Mebel, Y Cai. Raman spectra of thiolated arsenicals with biological importance. Talanta 179, 520-530

    Martinez V, Nori D, Dimsoski P, McCord B. Pressure-based alkaline lysis with immunocapture, a method for enhanced recovery in differential extraction.  Electrophoresis. 2017 Nov;38(21):2777-2785

    Alghanim H, Antunes J, Silva DSBS, Alho CS, Balamurugan K, McCord B. Detection and evaluation of DNA methylation markers found at SCGN and KLF14 loci to estimate human age. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2017 Nov;31:81-88

    Evans, J.R., Schreiber Compo, N., Carol, R.N., Schwartz, B.L., Holness, H., Rose, S., & Furton, K. G. (2017). Alcohol intoxication and metamemory: Little evidence that moderate intoxication impairs metacognitive monitoring processes. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 573-585. doi: 10.1002/acp.337

    “Ridge Width Correlations between Inked Prints and Powdered Latent Fingerprints”. De Alcaraz-Fossoul J, Barrot-Feixat C, Zapico SC, Mancenido M, Broatch J, Roberts KA, Carreras-Marin C, Tasker J. J Forensic Sci. 2018 Jul;63(4):1085-1091. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13656. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

    K. J. Dit Fouque, A. Garabedian, J. Porter, M. Baird, X. Pang, T. D. Williams, L. Li, A. Shvartsburg, F. Fernandez-Lima. “Fast and Effective Ion Mobility - Mass Spectrometry Separation of D-Amino Acid Containing Peptides”. Anal. Chem., 2017, 89, 11787-11794.

    S Carnes, S O'Brien, A Szewczak, L Tremeau‐Cayel. Comparison of ultra-high performance supercritical fluid chromatography, ultra-high performance liquid chromatography, and gas chromatography for the separation of synthetic cathinones. Journal of Separation Science, 2017

    L Wang, G Musile, BR McCord. An aptamer‐based paper microfluidic device for the colorimetric determination of cocaine. Electrophoresis 39 (3), 470-475

    Carnes S, O'Brien S, Szewczak A, Tremeau-Cayel L, Rowe WF, McCord B, Lurie IS. Comparison of ultra high performance supercritical fluid chromatography, ultra high performance liquid chromatography, and gas chromatography for the separation of synthetic cathinones. J Sep Sci. 2017 Sep;40(17):3545-3556.

    H Alghanim, J Antunes, DSBS Silva, CS Alho, K Balamurugan, B McCord. Detection and evaluation of DNA methylation markers found at SCGN and KLF14 loci to estimate human age. Forensic Science International: Genetics 31, 81-88

    V Martinez, D Nori, P Dimsoski, B McCord Pressure‐based alkaline lysis with immunocapture, a method for enhanced recovery in differential extraction. Electrophoresis 38 (21), 2777-2785

    J Almirall, H Arkes, J Lentini, F Mowrer and J Pawliszyn, Forensic Science Assessments; A Quality and Gap Analysis – Fire Investigation (7/11/2017), AAAS (contributing staff: D. Runkle, M. Barretta and M. Frankel.

    Aznar M, Úbeda S, Nerin C, Kabir A, Furton KG, Fabric phase sorptive extraction as a reliable tool for rapid screening and detection of freshness markers in oranges, J Chromatogr A. 2017 Jun 2;1500:32-42. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2017.04.006.

    Abuzar Kabir, Rodolfo Mesa, Jessica Jurmain and Kenneth G. Furton, Fabric Phase Sorptive Extraction Explained, Separations 2017, 4, 21; doi:10.3390/separations4020021

    Wells JD, LaMotte LR. 2017. The role of a PMI-prediction model in evaluating forensic entomology experimental design, the importance of covariates, and the utility of response variables for estimating time since death. Insects 8:47; doi:10.3390/insects8020047

    De Menezes MMT, Balbino MA, Castro AS, Eleotério IC, Demets GJF, de Oliveira OV,  Ipólito,AJ,. McCord, BR: de Oliveira, MF. Chemically Modified Piezoelectric Devices to Detect Seized Marijuana and Cocaine Samples: A New Tool for Forensic Chemistry. SM J Forensic Res Criminol. 2017; 1(1): 1003.

    Shivender Singh Saini, Abuzar Kabir, Avasarala Lakshmi Jagannadha Rao 1, Ashok Kumar Malik and Kenneth G. Furton, A Novel Protocol to Monitor Trace Levels of Selected Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Environmental Water Using Fabric Phase Sorptive Extraction Followed by High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Fluorescence Detection, Separations 2017, 4(2), 22; doi:10.3390/separations4020022

    Rivard, J. & Schreiber Compo, N. (2017). Self-reported current practices in child forensic interviewing: Training, tools, and pre-interview preparation. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 35, 253-268. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2290

    Mostwatt, T; McCord, B. Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) as a Method for the Toxicological Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids, Talanta. 2017, 164, 396-402. 

    Lilliana I. Moreno and Bruce McCord, Understanding metal inhibition:  The effect of copper (Cu2+) on DNA containing samples and a proposed solution, Forensic Chemistry, 2017, 4, Pages 89–95.


  • 2020 Patents

    Materials and methods for detecting source body fluids, 10619218, Bruce McCord, Joana Antunes

    DNA methylation assays for body fluid identification, 10704089, Bruce McCord, Hussain Alghanim

  • 2018 Patents

    CPG sites differentially methylated in smokers and non-smokers, 10344323, Bruce McCord

    Materials and methods for detecting source body fluids, 10053740, Bruce McCord

    Paper microfluidic devices for detection of improvised explosives, 10036738, Bruce McCord

    Materials and methods for rapid visualization of NAD(P)H, 10000790, Yi Xiao

    Materials and methods for identifying gyrase inhibitors, 10000807, Fanfei Leng

    2-methylthiopyrrolidines and their use for modulating bacterial quorum sensing, 9951007, Kalai Mathee

    Sol-gel polymeric stationary phases for high-performance liquid chromatography and solid phase extraction: their method of making, 9925518, Kenneth G. Furton

    Alkyl functionalized porous silica liquid chromatographic stationary phases and solid phase extraction sorbents, 9925515, Kenneth G. Furton

    Paper microfluidic devices for detection of improvised explosives, 9891207, Bruce McCord

    Labeled circular DNA molecules for analysis of DNA topology, and topoisomerases and for drug screening, 9890416, Fanfei Leng

  • 2017 Patents

    In-vial microextraction (IVME) systems and their method of making, 9851281, Kenneth G. Furton

    Location-based movie identification systems and methods, 9820014, Fanfei Leng

    Materials and methods for achieving differential lysis of mixtures with the aid of alkaline lysis and pressure cycling technology (PCT), 9809794, Bruce McCord

    Materials and methods for rapid and specific detection of cocaine, 9804178, Yi Xiao

    Paper microfluidic devices for forensic serology, 9791434, Bruce McCord

    Materials and Methods for the Detection of Trace Amounts of Substances in Biological and Environmental Samples, 9772338, Kenneth G. Furton

    Cryofocused sampling of volatiles from air using peltier-assisted capillary microextraction, 9752966, Jose Almirall

    Controlled odor mimic permeation system, 9706755, Kenneth G. Furton

    Materials and methods for detecting vaginal epithelial cells, 9702006, Bruce McCord

    Superpolar chromatographic stationary phases and extraction sorbents and their methods of synthesis, 9700872, Kenneth G. Furton