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 think that attendance across the pharma/academic/blog-reading-at-work world is rather low today (and I'm not at work myself), so I'll take a blogging holiday. Regular service will resume on Monday - see everyone then!