Edward C. Taylor
Edward Curtis Taylor, Jr. (born 1923)) is an American chemist who developed the chemotherapy drug pemetrexed (brand name Alimta). Taylor studied his PhD between 1946-1949 at Cornell University supervised by Neil Kain. As of 2009, royalties for this drug paid to Princeton University were sufficient to completely finance a state-of-the-art 263,000-square-foot (24,400 m2) chemistry laboratory building.
In 2006 Taylor was named a Hero of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society. Taylor has completed 187 PhD students.