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.
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I didn't do any year-end awards around here, but the folks at ChemBark are charging ahead. If you were a reader of Paul Bracher's previous site, you'll have no doubt about who his Chemical Villian of the Year might be. The other awards are coming out as well, and are worth checking out.