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Doctor Philip Low is the Director of the Purdue Institue for Drug Discovery and is a distinguished professor of Chemistry at Purdue University.

Dr. Low and his team design "smart drugs" which specifically target diseased cells without showing significant uptake by healthy cells. These drugs are used to diagnose and treat such diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, malaria, influenza virus, multiple sclerosis and heart disease.

He and his wife Joan met while serving their missions in Germany. They came home and got married and had five children.

His research was featured in a forum address presented yesterday.