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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As it turns out, I'm not at the bench cranking out the wonder drugs today (or tomorrow) - I'm at this flow chemistry conference, right across the river in Boston, hoping to learn about new ways to, well, pump out the wonder drugs instead from our flow machines. No live-blogging, but I do have wireless in here, and will be keeping an eye on any interesting developments out there.