Jacob Samuel
Analytical Chemistry Graduate Student

Acton, Massachusetts

B.A. in Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University (2016) M. S. Biomedical Forensic Sciences, Boston University School of Medicine (2018)

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-samuel-8311a4133 jacob.samuel@ufl.edu

Jacob completed his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Vanderbilt University in 2016. Then he went to the Boston University School of Medicine to complete a master’s degree in Biomedical Forensic Sciences in 2018. After that, he spent four years as a Postmortem Toxicologist at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner (2018-2022). Jacob joined the Prentice Group in the fall of 2022.


  • Young Student Meeting Award (Society of Forensic Toxicology, 2019)
  • Peter De Forest Student Research Award (North East Association of Forensic Scientists, 2017)


  • Samuel, J. M., Kahl, J. H., Zaney, M. E., Hime, G. W., & Boland, D. M. (2021). Comparison of Spectrophotometric Methods for the Determination of Carboxyhemoglobin in Postmortem Blood. Journal of Analytical Toxicology45(8), 885-891
  • Cozzi, G. D., Samuel, J. M., Fromal, J. T., Keene, S., Crispens, M. A., Khabele, D., & Beeghly-Fadiel, A. (2016). Thresholds and timing of pre-operative thrombocytosis and ovarian cancer survival: analysis of laboratory measures from electronic medical records. BMC cancer16(1), 1-11.

Teaching Experience

  • TA- CHM2046 – General Chemistry 2 (UF, 2022)


  • Samuel, J., Hime, G., & Boland D. “Comparison of methods to determine the percentage of COHb in post-mortem blood,” Oral presentation, October 16, 2019, Proceedings of the 49th Meeting of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), October 16, 2019.
  • Samuel, J., Stapeton, E., & D’aloise, P. “LC-MS/MS analysis of ketamine and its metabolites in urine,” Poster presentation, November 9, 2017, Proceedings of the 43rd Meeting of the North East Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS), November 9, 2017.