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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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December 12, 2005

Play by Play in the Lab

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Posted by Derek

The submissions for tomorrow's Grand Rounds continue to come in, and my wife continues to try to throw me off by referring to it as "Ground Rounds". While working on that, whatever I end up headlining it, I can recommend reading the recent series of posts from Chad Orzel over at Uncertain Principles. Under the heading of "A Week in the Lab", he's going into the details of his research project in atomic spectroscopy. "Slow-Motion Experimental Physics Live-Blogging"!

Update: I originally had a link to one of the series here, but Chad has assembled the whole series of posts in one handy spot.

I assume that he'll eventually get things working, but he probably assumes that, too. That doesn't make the lab work any easier. Although this is very far indeed from the kind of work that I do, the rhythms of research are the same. Fix three things before you do the one thing you were trying to - it's a universal law.

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1. jobin martin on December 12, 2005 11:04 PM writes...

I am a newcomer to your site....pardon me,i don't understand this article..what is this about???

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