Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus at Union College
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
"There's a lot of speculation about the percentage of athletes who are using performance-enhancing drugs. There are always new versions of drugs coming out and new ways for athletes to take the drugs. The unfortunate thing is, most might not be doing it, and maybe even the vast majority aren't, but they all get tarred with the same label now... There's a lot of cynicism among sports fans. When [Olympic swimmer] Dara Torres does something, the first response now is, is she really on something?"
"Retired Professor Combines Chemistry, Sports," Daily Gazette, June 25, 2009
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or other relevant advanced degrees, heads of professional sports leagues, and US Congress members with significant involvement in, or related to, performance enhancing drugs and sports. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus, Union College
American Chemical Society Lecture Tour speaker on performance-enhancing drug use in sports
Recipient, Faculty Meritorious Service Award, Union College, 2008
Cowritten with M. Seel, "Binding Properties of 2-Acetylnaphthalene with Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrins from Fluorescence Quenching Experiments," Applied Spectroscopy, Apr. 29, 2005
Cowritten with T. Magoon, K. Ota, J. Jakubowski, and M. Nerozzi, "The Use of Neutral Cyclodextrins as Additives in Capillary Electrophoresis for the Separation and Identification of Propoxyphene Enantiomers," Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Feb. 2002
Cowritten with H. Yarabe, R. Agbaria, J. Rugutt, M. McCarroll, R. Gooden,
and I. Warner, "Spectroscopic Studies of Cyclodextrin Complexes with 2,5-bis-(4-methylphenyl)oxazole," Applied Spectroscopy, Aug. 2002
Cowritten with K. J. Forrestall, S. L. McIntosh and J. Pitha, "A Spectral Comparison the Binding of Pyrene to beta-Cyclodextrin and beta-Cyclodextrin Derivatives," Applied Spectroscopy, Apr. 2000
Developed a course titled "Chemistry and Athletic Performance" in conjunction with Dr. Don Catlin, CEO and Founder of Anti-Doping Research