Research Interests: Drugs of abuse, drug contaminated currency, bullet wipe, fingerprints
Teaching Interests: Criminalistics, drug chemistry
Office Hours: W/TH 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; and by appointment (also check Room 308/324/326)
- PhD, Michigan State University
Dr. Gardner is an associate professor of forensic chemistry in the Department of Justice Sciences. Her primary research interest is psychoactive drugs, including emerging drugs of abuse, online pharmaceuticals, and drug contamination of currency. In addition, she has research projects focused on identifying bullet holes in the absence of GSR, developing methods for developing latent fingerprints, and identifying gases characteristic of human burial sites.
Dr. Gardner’s research has appeared in the DEA Microgram Journal, Drug Testing and Analysis, and the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
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- Elizabeth A. Gardner et al., “The Syntheses and Characterization of Nitracaine, Methoxypiperamide and Mephtetramine,” Drug Testing and Analysis (first published online January 29, 2014; DOI: 10.1002/dta.1616).
- Elizabeth A. Gardner et al., “Characterization of the pyrolysis products of methiopropamine,” Drug Testing and Analysis (first published online October 25, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/dta.1571).
- Andrzej Stanczuk, Noreen Morris, Elizabeth A. Gardner, Pierce V. Kavanagh,"Identification of (2-aminopropyl)benzofuran (APB) phenyl ring positional isomers in Internet purchased products," Drug Testing and Analysis 5 (No. 4, 2013): 270-6.
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Criminalistics Division
- American Chemical Society