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 noticed that comments to today's posts seem to have stopped appearing sometime around noon EST. Rooting around under the hood is ongoing; I'll let everyone know what the outcome is. With any luck, things can be rescued!