Douglas Rollins


Douglas Rollins


Professor Emeritus



B.S., 1967, Ohio State University

M.D., 1973, University of Utah

Ph.D., 1973, University of Utah


Research Interests


The major interests of Dr. Rollins' laboratory are in development of sensitive and specific analytical methods using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry for measurements of drugs in a variety of human tissues. A particular research interest is investigation of the binding and incorporation of drugs of abuse into hair, with the view towards the potential forensic application in humans.


Selected Publications


Joseph, R.E., Hold, K.M., Wilkins, D.G., Rollins, D.E., and Cone, E.J. Drug testing with alternative matrices: Mechanisms of cocaine and codeine disposition in hair. Journal of Analytical Toxicology 23: 396-408, 1999.

Wilkins, D.G., Rollins, D.E., Valdez, A.S., Mizuno, A., Krueger, G.G., and Cone, E.J. A retrospective study of buprenorphine and norbuprenorphine in human hair after multiple doses. Journal of Analytic Toxicology 23: 409-415, 1999.

Hold, K.M., Borges, C.R., Wilkins, D.G., Rollins, D.E., and Joseph, R.E. Detection of nandrolone, testosterone and their esters in rat and human hair samples. Journal of Analytical Toxicology 23: 416-423, 1999.

Borges, C. Wilkins, D. and Rollins, D. "Amphetamine and N-acetylamphetamine incorporation into hair: An investigation of the potential role of drug basicity in hair color bias". Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 25: 221-227, 2001.

Paulsen, R., Wilkins, D., Slawson, M., Shaw, K. and Rollins, D. "Effects of four laboratory decontamination procedures on the quantitative determination of cocaine and metabolites into hair". Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 25: 490-496, 2001.

Borges, C., Martin, S., Meyer, L. Wilkins, D. and Rollins, D. "Influx and efflux of amphetamine and N-acetylamphetamine in keratinocytes, pigmented melanocytes, and non-pigmented melanocytes". Accepted by the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, February 1, 2002.



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