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Glen P. Jackson, Ph.D.

Ming Hsieh Distinguished Professor of Forensic and Investigative Science

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Ph.D., West Virginia University

Dr. Jackson's long-term goal is to catalyze the progress of biomedical, analytical and forensic research through the development of mass spectrometric instrumentation. He currently has several major projects under way: 1) developing a new type of mass filter for operation at relatively high pressures (~1 Torr); 2) developing a new way of fragmenting gas-phase bio-ions using metastable atoms; 3) developing forensic applications of laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI); and 4) developing new forensic and clinical applications of isotope ratio mass spectrometry.

Teaching Fields

Forensic chemistry

Courses Offered


D. Ropartz, P. Li, M. Fanuel, A. Giuliani, H. Rogniaux, G. P. Jackson, “Charge Transfer Dissociation of Complex Oligosaccharides: Comparison with Collision-Induced Dissociation and Extreme Ultraviolet Dissociative Photoionization ” J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2016, Accepted.

P. Li, W. D. Hoffmann and G. P. Jackson “Multistage Mass Spectrometry of Phospholipids using Collision-Induced Dissociation (CID) and Metastable Atom-Activated Dissociation (MAD)” Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2016, 403, 1-7. (View at Elsevier)

M. Zhang, N. A. Kruse, J. R. Bowman, G. P. Jackson “Field Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Soil using a Portable Solid Phase microextrction (SPME) and Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometry System” Appl. Spectrosc. (Special Edition on Mobile Spectrometers) 2016, 70(5), 785-793. (View at Sage)

F. Huelsemann, C. Lehn, S. Schneiders, G. P. Jackson, S. Hill, A. Rossmann, N. Scheid, P. J. H. Dunn, U. Flenker, W. Schänzer “Global Spatial Distributions of Nitrogen and Carbon Stable Isotope Ratios of Modern Human Hair” Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2015, 29, 2111-2121. (View at Wiley).

R. E. Deimler, M. Sander, G. P. Jackson “Radical-Induced Fragmentation of Phospholipid Cations using Metastable Atom-Activated Dissociation Mass Spectrometry (MAD-MS)” Int. J. Mass Spectrom. (Special Edition on Biological Radicals) 2015,390, 178-186. View at Elsevier”:

A. H. B. Rashaid, P. B. Harrington, G. P. Jackson “Profiling Amino Acids of Jordanian Scalp Hair as a Tool for Diabetes Mellitus Diagnosis: A Pilot Study” Anal. Chem. 2015, 87, 7078-7084. View at ACS

W. D. Hoffmann and G. P. Jackson “Forensic Mass Spectrometry” Ann. Rev. Anal. Chem. 2015, 8, 419-440. (Link to PDF)

J. R. Almirall, G. P. Jackson, “Review: 27th ASMS Sanibel Conference on Mass Spectrometry—Security and Forensic Applications” J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 2015, 26, 695-698. View at Springer

H. B. Rashaid, P. B. Harrington and G. P. Jackson “Amino Acid Composition of Human Scalp Hair as a Biometric Classifier and Investigative Lead” Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 1707-1718. View at RSC

W. D. Hoffmann, F. Jin, G. P. Jackson “Performance Evaluation of a Loeb-Eiber Mass Filter at 1 Torr” J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. (Focus on Harsh Environment and Field-Portable Mass Spectrometry), 2015, 26(2), 286-291. View at Springer

G. P. Jackson, Y. An. K. I. Konstantynova, A. H. B. Rashaid “Biometrics from the Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis of Amino Acids in Human Hair” Sci. Justice (FIRMS 2013 Special Edition), 2015, 55, 43-50. View at Elsevier

W. D. Hoffmann and G. P. Jackson “Charge Transfer Dissociation (CTD) Mass Spectrometry of Peptide Cations using Kiloelectronvolt Helium Cations” J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2014, 25, 1939-1943. View at Springer

M. M. Houck, K. Williams, G. P. Jackson, D. Gialamas, J. Salyards, T. McAdam, M. Sigman, S. Ballou, G Herrin, J. Henry, V. Desiderio “American Forensic Roundtable: Progress, Status, and the Future”; Forens. Sci. Policy Manage. 2014, 5(3-4), 1-19. View at Taylor and Francis

G. P. Jackson, Y. An. K. I. Konstantynova, A. H. B. Rashaid “Biometrics from the Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis of Amino Acids in Human Hair” Sci. Justice (FIRMS 2013 Special Edition), 2014. View at Elsevier

H. B. Rashaid, G. P. Jackson, Peter B. Harrington, “Quantitation of Amino Acids in Human Hair by Trimethylsilyl Derivatization Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry” Enliven: Bio Anal Techniques 2014, 1(1), 1-12. View at Enliven

M. Zhang, G. P. Jackson, N. A. Kruse, J. Bowman, P. B. Harrington, “Determination of Aroclor 1260 in Soil Samples by GC/MS with Solid Phase Microextraction” J. Sep. Sci. 2014, 37(19), 2751-2756. View at Wiley 

R. E. Deimler, T. T. Razunguzwa, B. R. Reschke, C. M. Walsh, M. J. Powell, and G. P. Jackson “Direct Analysis of Drugs in Forensic Applications using Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LAESI-MS/MS)” Anal. Methods 2014, 6, 4810-4817. View at RSC

Harris, S. Hokanson, V. Miller, and G. P. Jackson “Fragmentation Differences in the EI Spectra of Three Synthetic Cannabinoid Positional Isomers: JWH-250, JWH-302, and JWH-201” Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2014, 368, 23-29. View at Elsevier

N. A. Kruse, J. Bowman, D. Lopez, E. Migliore, G. P. Jackson, “Characterization and Fate of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans in Soils and Sediments at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Ohio” Chemosphere 2014, 114, 93-100. View at Elsevier

Z. Schwartz, Y. An, K. I. Konstantynova, G. P. Jackson, “Analysis of Household Ignitable Liquids and their Post-Combustion Weathered Residues using Compound-Specific Gas Chromatography-Combustion-Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry” Forens. Sci. Int. 2013, 233(1-3), 365-373. View at Elsevier 

Y. An, Z. Schwartz, G. P. Jackson, “delta-13 C Analysis of Amino Acids in Human Hair using Trimethylsilyl Derivatives and Gas Chromatography-Combustion-Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry” Rapid Commun. Mass Spec. 2013, 27(13), 1481-1489. View at Wiley

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