Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

College of Pharmacy

Adam Negrusz, Ph.D.

Adam Negrusz, Ph.D.

Director, Animal Forensic Toxicology Laboratory

Assistant Director, Forensic Science Program

Associate Professor, Forensic Science

Contact Information
833 South Wood Street
456A PHARM, MC 865
Chicago, IL 60612-7231
Office: (312) 996-2560
Fax: (312) 996-0098
Forensic Sciences Program


Ph.D. - Copernicus Medical University - 1989

Research Interests

Detection of drugs associated with sexual assault in hair and urine after a single dose (Related Publications)

Detection of illicit drugs in hair samples: marijuana and metabolites, clonazepam, 7-aminoclonazepam, ketamine, flutnitrazepam, 7-aminoflunitrazepam, other benzodiazepines (Related Publications)

Analytical method development and validation

Monkey model for studying some aspects of drug-facilitated sexual assault (Related Publications)

Epidemiology of drug-facilitated sexual assault (Related Publications)

Equine doping (Related Publications)

Publications (2007-2012)

Benoit M, Lingen K, Taddei LM, Heffron BT, Hurt L, Lokanc JA Jr, Lingner K, Cardenas E, Flores S, Mayer D, Pilipiak D, Folker-Calderon D, Negrusz A. Pyrilamine and O-desmethylpyrilamine detection in equine serum and urine. J Anal Toxicol. 2008 Oct;32(8):667-72. DOI

Luckie C, Whitney C, Benoit M, Taddei L, Sukta A, Peterson J, Schwope D, Gaensslen RE, Negrusz A. Detection and quantification of low levels of benzoylecgonine in equine urine. Forensic Sci Int. 2008 May 2;177(1):e21-4. Epub 2007 Sep 27. DOI

Clarke's Analytical Forensic Toxicology. Jickells S, Negrusz A, editors, London, UK: Pharmaceutical Press; 2008.

Juhascik MP, Negrusz A, Faugno D, Ledray L, Greene P, Lindner A, Haner B, Gaensslen RE. An estimate of the proportion of drug-facilitation of sexual assault in four U.S. localities. J Forensic Sci. 2007 Nov;52(6):1396-400.

Negrusz A, Gaensslen RE. Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault. In: Payne-James J, Byard R, Corey T, Henderson C, editors. Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. New York, NY: Academic Press; 2005.

Kastrissios H, Gaensslen RE, Negrusz A. Analytical issues in forensic toxicokinetics, Problems of Forensic Sciences 2005;44:382-94.

Negrusz A, Adamowicz P, Saini BK, Webster DE, Juhascik MP, Moore CM, Schlemmer RF. Detection of ketamine and norketamine in urine of nonhuman primates after a single dose of ketamine using microplate enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and NCI-GC-MS. J Anal Toxicol. 2005;29(3):163-8. DOI

Juhascik M, Le NL, Tomlinson K, Moore C, Gaensslen RE, Negrusz A. Development of an analytical approach to the specimens collected from victims of sexual assault. J Anal Toxicol. 2004;28(6):400-6 DOI

Negrusz A, Bowen AM, Moore CM, Dowd SM, Strong MJ, Janicak PG. Elimination of 7-aminoclonazepam in urine after a single dose of clonazepam. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2003 Aug;376(8):1198-204. Epub 2003 Jul 4. DOI

Negrusz A, Gaensslen RE. Analytical developments in toxicological investigation of drug-facilitated sexual assault. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2003 Aug;376(8):1192-7. Epub 2003 Apr 8.

Negrusz A, Bowen AM, Moore CM, Dowd SM, Strong MJ, Janicak PG. Deposition of 7-aminoclonazepam and clonazepam in hair following a single dose of Klonopin. J Anal Toxicol. 2002 Oct;26(7):471-8. DOI

Dowd SM, Strong MJ, Janicak PG, Negrusz A. The behavioral and cognitive effects of two benzodiazepines associated with drug-facilitated sexual assault. J Forensic Sci. 2002 Sep;47(5):1101-7.