Koby Kizzire, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Forensic Science Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences

Ph.D. in Pharmacy, Division of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry (MNPC), College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa – 2013
B.A. in Chemistry with Emphasis in Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – 2008

About Koby

Dr. Kizzire was originally interested in drug development and approval process policy after an internship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a graduate student at the University of Iowa, he earned his Ph.D. by investigating the use of unnatural peptides in non-viral gene delivery. He then served as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Greenville College (now Greenville University) from 2013 to 2016, where he instructed courses in general, organic, and analytical chemistry. Dr. Kizzire now comes to the University of New Haven after his work as a forensic chemist and training officer at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Research Interests

Dr. Kizzire’s primary research interest is in field and laboratory analysis of controlled substances and their analogues. He is also interested in the analysis of illicit substances produced via clandestine laboratory methods.