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'm sure that many readers here will be interested to hear that (according to some outfit called CareerBliss.com) the happiest company in America to work for is. . .Pfizer. Probably makes you happy just to hear about it, doesn't it?