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
Voting has started on that 3Quarks science blog prize - here's the voting page. I have several posts on their nominees list, so I'll probably be diluted a bit, but please vote for your favorites (and discover some blogs that you probably haven't heard about).