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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For those who haven't seen it and might be interested, I wanted to point out this excellent profile of Freeman Dyson in the New York Times Magazine. He's a particular scientific hero of mine, and I'm very glad indeed that he's still around.