Tais Regina Fiorentin, PhD


Dr. Tais Regina Fiorentin is a graduate of the Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions, Brazil graduating with a degree in Pharmacy. She then obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil focusing in development and validation of analytical and bioanalytical methods to analyze cocaine and derivatives through her research entitled “Development and Validation of Confirmatory Analytical Methodologies to Analyze Psychoactive Substances in Traffic”. In recognition of the advancements she has made to the field of drug and driving through research, Dr. Fiorentin was awarded “Best Working Paper from Latin America” at the 2016 21st International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety Conference in Gramado, Brazil. Dr. Fiorentin has authored or co-authored 15 publications in analytical toxicology, in vivo toxicology, analytical chemistry and Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA), in addition to 17 presentations at national and international professional meetings. Previously, Dr. Fiorentin served as a Research Scientist II at The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education and she was funded by the National Institute of Justice. In this role, Dr. Fiorentin was responsible for execution and coordination of analytical research. Her research interests include assessment of novel analytical instrumentation for seized drug analysis, cutting agents in drugs of abuse, development of workflows for detection of toxic cutting agents in biological and seized material, and DFSA.