University of Rochester

Rochester Review
November-December 2009
Vol. 72, No. 2

Alumni Gazette

Chemistry Chemical Bestseller Bruce Roth ’82 (Flw), the chemist who developed Lipitor, began experimenting with the molecules at the chemical heart of the blockbuster drug in the labs of Hutchison Hall. By David McKay Wilson
roth CHEMICAL CATALYST: First introduced to the chemical compounds known as statins as a scientist at Rochester, Roth later developed Lipitor, the cholesterol-lowering statin that has become one of bestselling drugs in history. (Photo: AP Images for Rochester Review) [More]