Last updated on: 10/15/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Gregory J. Crowther, PhD Biography

Title:
Research Scientist in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“A substantial body of research has shown that blood doping does in fact improve endurance performance…[But] it has some serious drawbacks. It can be life-threatening if performed without appropriate medical supervision; it is generally considered to be a form of cheating; and it is forbidden by many athletics governing bodies.”

“Living High and Training Low,” Northwest Runner, Sep. 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to performance enhancing drugs and sports.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Research Scientist, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, 2007-present
  • Research Scientist, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2003-2007
  • Visiting Lecturer, Introduction to Biology, University of Washington, 2003-2006
  • Instructor, GEAR UP program, University of Washington, 2004-2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Puget Sound, 2002-2003
  • National Science Foundation predoctoral fellowship, 1996-1999
Education:
  • PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, 2002
  • BA, Biology, Williams College, 1995
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Are "Blood Doping" and Erythropoietin (EPO)?