Brian F. Thomas

Research Triangle Institute, USA

Brian F. Thomas received his B.A. degree in biology from Kenyon College, USA, in 1982, and his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and toxicology in 1992 from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV/VCU), USA. While at MCV/VCU, he received the Lauren A. Woods Award for Outstanding Graduate Research within the same department. Subsequently, he accepted a position at Research Triangle Institute (RTI), where he currently serves as the Senior Director of the Center for Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutics. His principal duties at RTI include overseeing the development of chromatographic and spectrophotometric assays for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of bulk chemicals or chemicals in dosage formulations, biological fluids, tissues, or other complex matrices. He has accumulated over 25 years of experience in mass spectrometry, and currently, he is applying ion mobility and other high-resolution mass spectrometry approaches to a variety of research studies. He serves as the Principal Investigator/Coprincipal Investigator on two National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) contracts, positions he has held for 20 years. He has also been awarded research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and continues to be involved in grant-funded research aimed at the synthesis and testing of cannabinoid receptor antagonists as substance abuse treatment medications. In 2005 and 2006, he was awarded RTI’s President’s Award for his scientific contributions to the above-mentioned institute.

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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