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
Just wanted to let people know that I am actually around. Yesterday was a home improvement day, so I didn't contribute much to the march of science (or to the blog!). And this morning I have a lot of catching up to do on that march-of-science front, but I'll have a post up at lunchtime.