Retired professor Tom Werner will speak on “Doping in Sports: How Chemists Catch the “Cheaters” (Sometimes)” at a special chemistry lecture on Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the WSU Lind Lecture Hall Room 123.
Werner’s presentation will focus on the methods chemists use to detect the abuse of substances such as amphetamine, EPO, human growth hormone and steroids. He will discuss challenges chemists face with the development of new substances and methods. The lecture is presented by the WSU’s Department of Chemistry, along with the Salt Lake Section of the American Chemical Society.
Werner retired in 2007 after 36 years of teaching at Union College in Schenectady, NY. He graduated from Juniata College with a B.S. in chemistry, received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from MIT, and postdoctoral degrees at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools. He has served as the principal investigator on numerous external grants in support of undergraduate research, as well as serving as Chair of the Board of Governors of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Werner also received the American Chemical Society Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution.
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