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Personal Statement

Kristin graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Science from The George Washington University School of Medicine, pharmacologically targeting chemical signalling pathways responsible for cancer metastasis.

With over ten years of experience in scientific research and laboratory casework, Kristin has participated in numerous intelligence-gathering programs on behalf of the U.S. government which focus on drugs of abuse. She has served as an expert in forensic chemistry, specialising in illicit drug analysis as well as clandestine laboratories. In addition to extensive research on cocaine production and origins, her focus has been on conducting training for chemists and law enforcement officials on topics related to analytical and forensic chemistry.

Kristin joined Strathclyde to apply this expertise to benefit both students and professionals in the field, by developing and offering continuing development courses about the ever-changing drug landscape.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Glucagon Receptor Functions as a Tumor Suppressor in Hepatocellular Carcinoma, The George Washington University


Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University


External positions

Drug Enforcement Administration


Federal Bureau of Investigation



  • Illicit Drugs
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry


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