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: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm short for time this morning, so I wanted to just put up some new links to still more chemistry / pharma sites. First off is Pharmalot, which I thought I'd added to the blogroll but hadn't. Its author has covered the industry for years, and the site is a solid source for how drug-company news is playing in the press.