David R. Goode of Macon, Ga., recently received a doctorate of philosophy in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. His dissertation was “Small Molecule Modulation of Caspase Enzymatic Activity”. While at the university, he assisted in teaching chemistry and did research in seeking cures for various diseases. He is the son of Joseph W. Goode III and Shearer Smith Goode of Cumming, Ga. He is the grandson of Pearl W. Goode of Neon and the late Joseph W. Goode II, the late John and Dorcas Smith, and Ruth Smith of Jackhorn. He is an assistant professor of chemistry at Mercer University in Mercer, Ga., and is married to Jennifer Evans Goode, formerly of Augusta, Ga., who is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Illinois.