Dr. Larry Bower, Chief Science Officier
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Larry Bowers joined the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in September 2000 as the Senior Managing Director, Technical & Information Resources. Named the Chief Science Officer in 2009, he is responsible for leading the research efforts into prohibited substances, including detection, and oversee USADA’s drug testing program and the development of resources for technical and educational anti-doping information for Olympic and elite athletes in the United States as well as the development of an anti-doping educational program for America’s youth in sport.
Bowers serves as a consultant with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Medical Devices Advisory Committee and was deputy director of the Athletic Drug Testing Laboratory for the 1996 Olympic Games. He has published more than 100 papers on drug testing and chemistry, and is frequently invited to present at conferences and scientific meetings. Prior to his appointment with USADA, Bowers spent 8 years as the Director of the Athletic Drug Testing and Toxicology Laboratory and was a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Indiana University Medical School. He was also a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Purdue University School of Science. Previously, he was a professor at the University of Minnesota.
Bowers earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) and completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA).