Who are the Catlins?
Don Catlin, M.D., is a longtime leader in sports drug testing and is widely considered a father of the field. He built the first laboratory in the United States to conduct such testing, the UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory, and in over 25 years as its director, grew it into the largest performance-enhancing drug-testing lab in the world. In a seminal publication in 2000, he first called the scientific community’s attention to the problem of contaminated dietary supplements. Oliver Catlin, his son, joined Dr. Catlin in 2004 to continue and expand upon his father’s pursuits in drug testing and toxicology and has himself become a respected leader in the field. Today, as BSCG President, Oliver is intimately involved with everything from developing its testing menu to sharing its expertise with the industry at large to help it navigate tricky issues. Together the Catlins are co-founders of BSCG along with their longtime colleague, respected Los Angeles attorney Ryan Connolly.