Tania Sasaki, PhD



PhD, University of California, Riverside, CA - 2000

BA, Pomona College, Claremont, CA - 1992


Research & Interest

Toxicology Testing Using LC-MS/MS

Regulatory Compliance 


Dr. Sasaki is an analytical chemist with over 20 years of chromatography-mass spectrometry experience, as her graduate research focused on multi-dimensional gas chromatography with mass spectral and infrared detection.  She has experience in this field across multiple industries including: including metabolite identification, clinical applications, forensic toxicology, and cannabis testing.

For the past ten years, Dr. Sasaki has worked for several start-up clinical laboratories where her responsibilities included everything from laboratory design; operations; method development and validation; and compliance and regulations.  She has started her own consulting company that provides technical, operational, and business services to laboratories. 

Dr. Sasaki joined Confidence Analytics, an ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing laboratory with locations in Redmond, WA and Grover Beach, CA in 2019 as their Chief Science Officer.   During the past two years, she served as a member of the Washington State Cannabis Science Task Force Analytical Methods Working Group, which helped guide and develop cannabis laboratory testing regulations for Washington State.

Her extensive experience in LC-MS/MS, toxicology, and cannabis testing is demonstrated through the many articles she has authored, numerous presentations at national and international conferences, and invitations to instruct training courses and webinars on these topics.


Quality Control & Quality Assurance in Medical Cannabis Analysis & Dispensing