We wanted to commemorate the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science by sharing the projects of female grant recipients contributing their acumen to the Clean Sport Movement. The PCC is proud to support scientists representing diverse backgrounds, scientific fields, geographic regions, and gender.

While the below list represents principal investigators funded by the PCC, we would also like to acknowledge the many female research partners, assistants, fellows, and professors who play a significant role in the scientific research process and advancement of anti-doping knowledge.

For questions about PCC funded research projects, please email Jenna Celmer at jcelmer@cleancompetition.org

2017: (not including cycle 3)

Dr. Corinne Buisson (Agence Française de Lutte contre le Dopage – AFLD) – “Pilot Study Based on Mass Spectrometry Omic Strategies to Detect Doping with GH Microdose”

Dr. Mariana Martins (Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro) –  “Heme Triggered Immune Responses and Redox Pathways as Targets to Detect Autologous Blood Transfusion”


Dr. Judith Su (University of Arizona, US) – “Sensitive and Quick Detection of PEDs Using Microtoroid Optical Resonators”

Dr. Christiane Ayotte (IRNS, CA) – “Development of a Capillary-Electrophoresis Method for Detection of Recombinant Erythropoietins”

Dr. Liying Jiang (King’s College London, UK) – PCC Fellowship

Dr. Lena Ekstrom (Karolinska Institutet, SE) – “Testosterone Codeine Interaction Study”

Dr. Maria Parr (Freie Universitat Berlin, DE) – “Reference Materials of Long-Term Metabolite of Oral-Turinabol”


Dr. Laura Garvican-Lewis (Australian Institute of Sport, AU) – “Pushing the Boundaries of the ABP Using Altitude Training and Intravenous Iron Supplementation”


Dr. Kara Lynch (UC San Francisco, US) – “Optimization of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Identification of Novel Doping Agents and Metabolites”

Dr. Pauline Rudd (NIBRT, IE) – “Characterisation of 9 Biosimilar Recombinant Alpha Erythropoietins”

Dr. Marilyn Huestis (NIH, US) – “Oral Fluid Cannabis Study”


Dr. Holly Cox (SMRTL, US) – “IGF-1 Working Group Study”


Dr. Jenny Schulze (Karolinska Institutet, SE) – “Longitudinal Steroid Profiling and Androgen Disposition in Women”


Dr. Barbara Daniel (King’s College London, UK) – “Can Genomic Analysis be the Answer to Autologous Blood Transfusion Detection?”

Dr. Marijke Grau (German Sport University Cologne, DE) – “Detection of Stored Red Blood Cells via Ekacytometry – an In-Vitro Model to Detect Blood Doping”


Dr. Pauline Rudd (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training, IE) – “Structural Differences as a Biomarker of EPO Use”

Dr. Monica Mazzarino (Labortio anti-doping fmsi, IT) – “Synthesis and Characterization of Human Metabolites of Toremifene”


Dr. Diane Wilkins (University of Utah, US) – “Human Urinary Steroid Profiles After Exposure to Non-Physiologic Steroids and Prohormones Found in Dietary Supplements”