Mansukh C. Wani


College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award (2003)
Indiana University Bloomington
Ph.D., 1962


Dr. Wani is a principal scientist at the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina. He is co-discoverer of Taxol® and camptothecin™, two anti-cancer drugs considered standard in the treatment to fight ovarian, breast, lung and colon cancers. In 2000, Dr. Wani received one of the most prestigious awards for applied research in medicine, the Charles F. Kettering Prize, from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.