John Lechleiter has been named the new CEO of Eli Lilly, reports the Wall Street Journal, and Derek Lowe thinks that's unusual (but still cool) because Lechleiter's a researcher who worked his way up from the bench to management. Lowe ponders why that doesn't happen more often in pharma. One reason is that a lot of scientists don't want to be managers.

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