Bruce McCord


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: CP 313

Phone: 305-348-7543



Research Areas

Analytical/Forensic Chemistry, Studies in the application of chromatographic techniques in the analytical and forensic sciences. Examples include the development of novel methods for DNA analysis using capillary electrophoresis (CE) with soluble polymers and laser-induced fluorescence. Other work involves applications of PCR and CE in the study of degraded DNA. In the area of toxicological analysis we use of microfluidic and other nanotechniques in the trace detection of drugs in biological fluids. We also have applied these tools for fundamental studies of DNA conductivity. Lastly, we utilize capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry in the analysis and detection of explosives residue.


  • BS, The College of William and Mary
  • PhD, The University of Wisconsin-Madison