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About me
I am a medicinal chemist with a PhD in organic chemistry. I have worked in both academic and industrial settings doing teaching, basic research and applied research mostly in the area of drug discovery.

I currently work for a small company that collaborates with academic labs to pursue drug discovery research and to help them secure funding, such as SBIR grants, that would be otherwise unavailable to them.

I have been actively editing Wikipedia for more than ten years. I try to improve Wikipedia by creating, updating, correcting, organizing, and copyediting articles related to organic chemistry, particularly heterocyclic compounds and natural organic compounds. To get a better idea of my interests, just take a look at some of the articles I have started or this list of the most recent of the ~8000 chemical structure images I have uploaded, or see my contributions.

With my wife and kids, I live in suburban Pennsylvania.


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Walter Forward
Walter Forward (January 24, 1786 – November 24, 1852) was an American lawyer and politician from Pennsylvania. From 1841 to 1843, he served as Secretary of the Treasury under President John Tyler. After leaving his cabinet post, he resumed the practice of law in Pittsburgh until 1849, when he was appointed chargé d'affaires to Denmark by President Zachary Taylor. Forward Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is named after him. This line engraving of Forward was produced around 1902 by the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) as part of a BEP presentation album of the first 42 secretaries of the treasury.Engraving credit: Bureau of Engraving and Printing; restored by Andrew Shiva