Does it matter to your P.I. what you did this weekend?
Aug29

Does it matter to your P.I. what you did this weekend?

A few weeks ago, I used this photo in a talk at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. These are very exciting times at UAMS, capped by the recent dedication of their Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute tower. I had a lovely visit with pharmaceutical chemists, neurobiologists, clinical pharmacologists, and young exciting researchers and educators across the College. I also found...

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Terra what?
Aug25

Terra what?

Welcome back, friends, and thank you for all of the warm wishes yesterday on our relocation to CENtral Science. Today, I thought I’d address one of the top two questions I get when introducing myself as Abel Pharmboy of the blog, Terra Sigillata. We dispensed yesterday with my beloved pseudonym as I’m now writing under my real name after what had been kept an increasingly poorly-guarded secret. So, question two: What is...

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The Right Chemistry
Aug24

The Right Chemistry

Welcome to the new home of Terra Sigillata, a blog about the pharmacology and chemistry of natural product drugs and dietary supplements, issues of under-represented groups in the STEMM disciplines, science and medical journalism, and the influence of science in popular culture. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you more about the blog itself but I wanted to launch with a personal narrative of how I got here. Hello, my name is David…and...

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