Sabra Botch-Jones, MS, MS, MA
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

MS, University of Florida
MA, University of Central Oklahoma

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.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2019 Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Forensic Sciences Oversight Board
2018 Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving
2014 UCT, Inc. (United Chemical): Excellence in SPE-2014
2013 Southwestern Association of Toxicologists: James C. Garriott Grant

Evaluation of Sample Preparation Techniques for Use in Forensic Laboratories
05/15/2017 - 09/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
RTI International Dept of Justice NIJ

Long-term Stability of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Biological Matrices
05/01/2017 - 09/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
RTI International Dept of Justice NIJ


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  1. Sabra Botch-Jones Ronald R. Thrasher Bavette Miller Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences James Hess Jarrad Wagner. A Review of Existing Forensic Laboratory Education Research and Needs Assessment. Journal of Forensic Science Education. 2021; 3(1). View Publication
  2. Amanda Moore, Jamie Foss, Matthew Juhascik, Sabra Botch-Jones, Frank Kero. Rapid screening of opioids in seized street drugs using ambient ionization high resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Forensic Chemistry. 2019; 13.
  3. Botch-Jones, S., LeBlanc, R., Foss, J., Jones, J., Ye, J., Smith, S.E., Hill, C., Risinger, A., Kero, F. Detecting Drugs of Abuse in Hemolyzed Blood via LC-ESI-Laminar Flow MS/MS. 2018.
  4. Mella M, Schweitzer B, Mallet CR, Moore T, Botch-Jones S. Detection of Cocaine and Metabolites in Bone Following Decomposition Using 2D LC-MS-MS. J Anal Toxicol. 2018 May 01; 42(4):265-275.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29300918
  5. Lau T, LeBlanc R, Botch-Jones S. Stability of Synthetic Piperazines in Human Whole Blood. J Anal Toxicol. 2018 Mar 01; 42(2):88-98. PMID: 29186530
  6. Mella M, Schweitzer B, Botch-Jones S, Mallet C. Analysis of ketamine and xylazine in complex matrices using two-dimensional liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2018 Feb 28; 32(4):295-305. PMID: 29215203
  7. 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). View Publication
  8. 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
  9. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.08.008;
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1093/jat/bku085;
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