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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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October 24, 2013

Travel (Back to Arkansas)

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Posted by Derek

I'm writing this entry from my old school, Hendrix College, who are having me back for an awards ceremony. I'll be speaking to some of the classes while I'm here, and trying to find my way around after 30 years of building and renovation. But it's nice to see where I first learned chemistry, I have to say. . .

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1. Conerd on October 24, 2013 11:28 AM writes...

I have never been more sad to have graduated last year.

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2. Annie on October 24, 2013 11:40 AM writes...

Congrats on your Odyssey award! I'm disappointed to miss our on your visit but graduate school calls. I hope you enjoy the revamped M.C. Reynolds!

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3. Rich on October 24, 2013 6:45 PM writes...

Hope you're having a good trip back to Arkansas. I enjoy your blog, even though much of it is way beyond my understanding.

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4. Boo on October 25, 2013 4:28 AM writes...

Congrats, Derek!

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5. gbl on October 25, 2013 7:40 AM writes...

Well Derek welcome back to Conway. A little chilly here this morning. Hendrix sure has added a few more buildings and of course those roundabouts. If I would have known you were here I would have offered to buy you lunch and talk "shop". Congrats anyway, nice to be honored by Hendrix. A very, very long time reader.

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6. Kent G. Budge on October 25, 2013 9:33 AM writes...

I spent some time kicking around Russellville and Little Rock too many years ago. The Ozarks could be gorgeous in the autum. Hope you have a good trip.

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7. mmol on October 27, 2013 3:51 PM writes...

I was especially pleased, but not the least bit surprised, to see you acknowledged Tom Goodwin's influence.........which not only crosses years, but also countries and oceans..........

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