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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In Geneva, the (former) headquarters of Serono. They're transferring some of the jobs, but at least 500 are gone - and the people holding them are being put out into what (from here) looks like a very unfriendly jobs market. . .