Pharmacologist Raymond Woosley published his first paper on metabolite research in the late 1970s, while he was an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

He and two colleagues had found a safe alternative to a drug that had the unfortunate side effect of causing lupus in arthritis patients. The discovery was such a big deal to the school, Woosley jokes, that after the article ran in the New England Medical Journal they all went out for a beer.

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