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Alex J. Krotulski, PhD

Associate Director

Dr. Alex J. Krotulski serves as an Associate Director at CFSRE and oversees the collaborative efforts of NPS Discovery, our flagship program for the identification of new synthetic drugs and the dissemination of information surrounding their impact. Dr. Krotulski primarily works as a forensic toxicologist in his role but conducts work as a forensic chemist as well. Dr. Krotulski also serves as the Assistance Program Director for the Thomas Jefferson University Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology (MSFT) program.

Dr. Krotulski received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Analytical Chemistry from Temple University following receipt of his Master of Science degree in Forensic Science from Arcadia University and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Loyola University New Orleans. In his short career, Dr. Krotulski has authored or co-authored more than 35 publications in the areas of forensic toxicology and forensic chemistry, in addition to more than 50 presentations across various areas of forensic science and analytical chemistry. Dr. Krotulski’s current research and casework focus heavily on aspects related to the detection and characterization of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), including studies that examine NPS positivity, trends, metabolism, and effects through intelligence, surveillance, monitoring, and response efforts.