Last Name

Sabra Botch-Jones, MS

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentAnatomy & Neurobiology
Address72 E. Concord Street
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-1969
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
As a full-time faculty member of Boston University's Biomedical Forensic Sciences Graduate Program, I teach courses in Drug Chemistry, Forensic Toxicology and Instrumental Analysis in Forensic Laboratories. I also act as a research and thesis advisor to graduate students. My own research focuses on emerging issues related to forensic toxicology, including Novel Psychoactive Substances such as synthetic cathinones, synthetic piperazines, and the NBOMe compounds. I am interested in the identification, development and validation of analytical methods for the quantitation of these and other compounds impacting forensic toxicology and drug chemistry laboratories. In addition, I am very interested in the epidemiology of drug use and abuse.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Novel Psychoactive Substances
  • Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Postmortem Forensic Toxicology
  • Seized Drug Analysis
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  1. Walsh E, Johnson R, Tracy P, Botch-Jones S (2016) 2: 014. Evaluation of the Components within Electronic Cigarette Liquids and Drugs of Abuse Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. J Forensic Leg Investig Sci. 2016; 14(2).
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  2. Mallet C, Botch-Jones S. Illicit Drug Analysis Using Two-Dimension Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry. J Anal Toxicol. 2016 Oct; 40(8):617-627. PMID: 27562967.
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  3. Botch-Jones S, Foss J, Barajas D, Kero F, Young C, Weisenseel J. The detection of NBOMe designer drugs on blotter paper by high resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS) with and without chromatography. Forensic Sci Int. 2016 Oct; 267:89-95. PMID: 27572638.
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  4. Johnson RD, Botch-Jones SR, Flowers T, Lewis CA. An evaluation of 25B-, 25C-, 25D-, 25H-, 25I- and 25T2-NBOMe via LC-MS-MS: method validation and analyte stability. J Anal Toxicol. 2014 Oct; 38(8):479-84. PMID: 25217535.
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  5. Botch-Jones SR, Johnson R, Kleinschmidt K, Bashaw S, Ordonez J. Diphenhydramine's role in death investigations: an examination of diphenhydramine prevalence in 2 US geographical areas. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2014 Sep; 35(3):181-5. PMID: 25051196.
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  6. Johnson RD, Botch-Jones SR. The stability of four designer drugs: MDPV, mephedrone, BZP and TFMPP in three biological matrices under various storage conditions. J Anal Toxicol. 2013 Mar; 37(2):51-5. PMID: 23325764.
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  7. Chaturvedi AK, Botch SR, Ricaurte EM. Toxicological findings in 889 fatally injured obese pilots involved in aviation accidents. J Forensic Sci. 2012 Mar; 57(2):420-6. PMID: 22150571.
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  8. Johnson RD, Botch SR. The screening of forensic blood, urine, and tissue specimens for xenobiotics using ion-trap liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. J Anal Toxicol. 2011 Mar; 35(2):65-74. PMID: 21396225.
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  9. Botch, S.R., Johnson, R.D., Chaturvedi, A.K., Lewis R.L. . Distribution of Oxycodone in Postmortem Fluids and Tissues. 2010.
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  10. Botch, S.R., Davidson, M.S., Ricaurte, E.M., Chaturvedi, A.K. . Toxicological Finding in 889 Fatally Injured Obese Pilots Involved in Aviation Accidents. Office of Aerospace Medicine Report. 2010; 10/10(DOT/FAA/AM).
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  11. Botch SR, Johnson RD. Civilian aviation fatalities involving pilot ethanol and a previous record of substance abuse. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2009 Oct; 80(10):841-4. PMID: 19817234.
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  12. Botch, S. R. and Johnson, R. D. Office of Aerospace Medicine Report . Toxicological Findings of Pilots Involved in Aviation Accidents Operated Under Title 14 CFR, Part 135. 2009.
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  13. Chaturvedi AK, Botch SR, Canfield DV, Forster EM. Vitreous fluid and/or urine glucose concentrations in 1335 civil aviation accident pilot fatalities. J Forensic Sci. 2009 May; 54(3):715-20. PMID: 19302385.
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  14. Botch, S. R. and Johnson, R. D. . Alcohol Related Aviation Accidents Involving Pilots with Previous Alcohol Offenses. 2008.
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  15. Botch SR, Johnson RD. Antiemetic and sedative levels found together in 26 civil aviation pilot fatalities, 2000-2006. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2008 Jun; 79(6):607-10. PMID: 18581945.
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  16. Botch S. R., Chaturvedi A. K., Canfield D. V., Forster E. M. . Vitreous Fluid and/or Urine Glucose Concentrations in 1,335 Civil Aviation Accident Pilot Fatalities. 2008.
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  17. Botch, S. R. and Johnson, R. D. Drug Usage in Pilots Involved in Aviation Accidents Compared With Drug Usage in The General Population: From 1990 to 2005. 2008.
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