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've been traveling since Saturday, and have just spent an unplanned night in Atlanta, so things are a bit behind schedule around here. Regular posting will resume here tomorrow, when we'll have news of the Nobel in chemistry for this year. See everyone then!