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  • Academia (vs. Industry)

    Stuart Schreiber on Stuart Schreiber

    The April issue of Drug Discovery Today has an intriguing interview (PDF file) with Stuart Schreiber of Harvard. Schreiber is an only partially human presence in the field, as a listing of his academic appointments will make clear: chairman, with an endowed professorship, of the Department of Chemistry at Harvard, investigator at the Howard Hughes… Read More
  • Academia (vs. Industry)

    Differences Between Academia and Industry, Pt. 2

    One of the main things I noticed when I joined the pharmaceutical industry (other than the way my black robe itched and the way the rooster blood stained my shoes, of course) was how quickly one moved from project to project. That’s in contrast to most chemistry grad-school experiences, where you end up on your… Read More
  • Academia (vs. Industry)

    Differences Between Industry and Academia, Pt. 1

    A reader’s e-mail got me thinking about this topic. It’s worth a number of posts, as you’d guess, since there are many substantial differences. Some are merely of degree (funding!), while others are of kind. But the funding makes for larger changes than you’d think, so I’ll get that one out of the way first. Read More
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    On the Money

    Greg Hlatky over at A Dog’s Lifeis right on target in his post of Tuesday the 24th. And that’s not just because he said that my posts always make him think – of course, he could always be thinking “What’s with this maniac, anyway?” No, he’s completely correct about the uses of time and money… Read More
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