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Derek Lowe The 2002 Model

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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: Twitter: Dereklowe

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February 25, 2013

An Interview

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For those of you with subscriptions to Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, they have an interview with me up at the journal's site. It's in the "Scientific Life" section, and I was very happy to be asked to do it.

Comments (8) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: Blog Housekeeping


1. Derek Lowe on February 25, 2013 12:51 PM writes...

Whoops, there was a comment here saying "Perhaps it's time to change the blog photo?", but I just deleted it by mistake. They're right, though - that's been on the agenda for a while, and I'm probably not going to get any better-looking than I am right now, so look for a new one shortly. Maybe I should leave the old one up for reference!

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2. josh on February 25, 2013 1:11 PM writes...

Link not working?

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3. razors on February 25, 2013 2:45 PM writes...


Reactions – Derek Lowe

18 May 2007 | 04:05 GMT | Posted by Stuart Cantrill |

"Derek Lowe is a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. Despite nearly twenty years of trying, he has yet to put anything on the market, so if you're looking for a reason for high drug costs, look no further."

To funny, a little less time blogging and a little more time at the bench, might be in order. The craziness doesn't stop.

Speaking of the bench...................

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4. Hoi Polloi on February 25, 2013 5:05 PM writes...

$39.95 for those without a subscription to download your interview? I remember a time when someone could just chat you up in the cafeteria! :)

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5. Model on February 26, 2013 12:54 AM writes...

razors: drug discovery is not about trying and willpower...

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6. gippgig on February 26, 2013 3:32 AM writes...

Off topic but relevant:

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7. Morten G on February 26, 2013 6:57 AM writes...

Eh, just use that interview picture. You've got some golden hour sun light going on. And you look a lot less severe than the current picture (though maybe that severe look is to keep the commenters in their place?).

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8. Kent G. Budge on February 26, 2013 9:55 AM writes...

"Almost any scientific problem can be interesting, he said, even trivialities that were likely to do neither you nor the rest of the world any good. You should work on the hardest and most important problems you think yourself capable of working on."

Really wish you could have given me this advice, and gotten me to take it seriously, 25 years ago.

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