Last updated on: 7/12/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Larry D. Bowers, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Chief Science Officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“We are making a difference in the war against these drugs, but this battle goes beyond just testing. A cultural change is beginning and we need it to continue for sport to clean itself up… Everyone can have a role in improving the situation, either as a fan or as a competitor. Sport is a microcosm of life. We can all set good examples in our lives by not cheating, avoiding shortcuts and doing ethical things.”

“Defeating Performance-Enhancing Drugs Must Go Beyond Testing,” American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Press Release, July 17, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief Science Officer and Senior Managing Director of Technical and Information Resources, USADA, 2000-Nov. 2016
  • Chairman, Partnership for Clean Competition Scientific Advisory Board
  • Consultant, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medical Devices Advisory Committee
  • Director, Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games drug testing laboratory, 2002
  • Director, Athletic Drug Testing and Toxicology Laboratory, Indiana University, 1992-2000
  • Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University Medical School, 1992-2000
  • Deputy Director, Athletic Drug Testing Laboratory, 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Recipient, Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, 1990
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University School of Science
  • Recipient, L.S. Palmer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Chromatography, 1985
  • Professor, Clinical Chemistry and Medical Technology Divisions, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, 1978
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Clinical Pathology, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, 1975-1977
Education:
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1975
  • AB, Chemistry, Franklin and Marshall College, 1972
Other:
  • Selected to testify about the physical effects of steroids at Barry Bonds’ criminal trial for the charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, for allegedly lying to federal prosecutors about not using steroids