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Walter Brent Wilson

Research Chemist

Dr. Wilson is coordinating the CSD Cannabis research program at NIST with a focus on developing Cannabis reference materials and a Quality Assurance Program (CannaQAP). As part of his work, the development of chromatographic methods will be a primary focus to separate many natural and synthetic cannabinoids in complex Cannabis matrixes: dried plant, extracts, concentrates, edibles, etc. Gas chromatography and reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry or tandem mass spectrometry will be the primary analytical techniques. He has published 38 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and has had over 60 presentations at multiple local, national, and international conferences.


  • Featured in a 50th Anniversary Issue of Chromatographia as an invited author in the “Rising Stars in Separation Science” section, 2019 
  • University of Central Florida, College of Science, Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2015 
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, 2014 


Created October 23, 2018, Updated April 21, 2020