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
For those interested in the "Right to Try" debate, BioCentury TV has a program that includes both the pro and the con sides of the debate. Worth a look to see how sharply opinions divide on this issue - and I don't see them converging any time soon.