David J. Borts

Education & Certifications  

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, PhD (Analytical Chemistry), 1999
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, MS (Chemistry), 1993
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, BS (Chemistry), 1991

Research Focus & Interests  

Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Performance Enhancing Drug Detection, Metabolomics

Honors & Awards  

BASF Significant Individual Effort Award, 2007
GlaxoSmithKline R&D Exceptional Science Award, 2004
GlaxoSmithKline R&D Recognition Bronze Award, 2002
GlaxoSmithKline R&D Recognition Bronze Award, 2001
Bayer Fellowship, University of Michigan
Dow-Goetz Scholarship, Iowa State University


Provide leadership, direction, and immediate supervision of the analytical chemistry testing conducted within the Analytical Chemistry Services Section at the ISU VDL, including toxicology, nutrition, clinical pharmacology, and forensic applications.


American Society for Mass Spectrometry
American Chemical Society
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

Castellino S., O’Mara M., Koch K., Borts, D.J., Bowers, G.D., MacLauchlin C. 2012. Human Metabolism of Lapatinib, a Dual Kinase Inhibitor: Implication for Hepatoxtoxicity. Drug Metabolism and Disposition. 40 (1): 139-150.

Borts, D.J., Bowers, L.D. 2000. Direct Measurement of Testosterone and Epitestosterone Conjugates in Urine Using HPLC/MS/MS. Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 35 (1): 50-61.

Bowers, L.D., Black, R.S., Borts, D.J. 2000. Athletic Drug Testing: An Analyst’s View of Science and the Law. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. 22 (1): 98-102.

Borts, D.J., Bowers, L.D. 1998. Mass-to-Charge Ratio Misassignments of Molecular Ions in Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Toxicology. 22 (3): 257-259.

Bowers, L.D., Borts, D.J. 1997. Evaluation of Selected-Ion Storage Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometry for Detecting Urinary Anabolic Agents. Clinical Chemistry. 43 (6): 1033-1039.

Bowers, L.D., Borts, D.J. 1996. Separation and Confirmation of Anabolic Steroids with Quadrupole Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B. 687 (1): 69-78.