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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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August 7, 2007

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Posted by Derek

When I mentioned that I was moving to a company in the Boston area, I had a number of responses from readers of the site about meeting up in person. Now that I'm (sort of!) settled in, I wanted to see if there was still some interest in that idea. It's an odd thought for me, I have to say, but this is the first time I've lived in an area with enough readership density to make such an idea practical. Being recognized at several recent gatherings has brought home to me (in a way that Sitemeter can't quite manage) that a lot of people drop by here.

Lunch would probably be easiest, and I can get to most of the locations that people would think of in the Cambridge research zone. Those who are interested can leave suggestions for a venue in the comments. I've only lived here a month, so I'll defer to the people who know the area better. As for food, I'll eat most things that were once alive, so that won't be a problem on my end.

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1. Jose on August 7, 2007 11:49 PM writes...

Maybe something at the ACS meeting?

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2. Eric on August 8, 2007 8:16 AM writes...

Some lunch ideas near Kendall Square:
Emma's (Pizza)
Atasca (Portuguese)
Anise (Chinese)
Tommy Doyle's (Irish pub)
Cambridge Brewing Company (Brew pub)

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3. SP on August 8, 2007 8:24 AM writes...

CBC is ok, but I thought you were closer to Mass Ave since you said you went to Asgard once- Mary Chungs, Bertuccis, Pupu, Miracle of Science (probably too small), various Indian buffets, Pacific St. cafe.
I'm a bad chemist, I scheduled my vacation without checking the ACS conference date so I'm not going to that.

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4. eugene on August 8, 2007 1:12 PM writes...

Are you interested in going to that barbecue that Paul from Chembark suggested a while ago during the Boston ACS? Or does that sound like it'll be full of only young graduate students?

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5. John Spevacek on August 9, 2007 8:02 AM writes...

"....I'll eat most things that were once alive..."

This only applies to animal tissue. Many plant tissues are best when still alive.

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