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

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)?