Academic Family Trees

We’ve traced the academic lineage of our dynamic dozen to uncover their common ancestors

To read the trees, select one of our Talented 12 and follow the colored arrows to discover how each fits into the central science family.

Lineage is indicated through colored arrows: Black traces undergraduate lineage, blue traces graduate lineage, and red traces postdoctoral lineage. Common ancestors are highlighted in yellow: Click to see which of the T12 are connected through these well-known chemists.

Note: Affiliations of our T12’s academic relatives are current or last known. Lineages are not comprehensive.

Sources: The Talented 12 and academic relatives, academictree.org, LinkedIn

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Lauren Austin

Merck & Co.

Qun Huo
University of Central Florida
Conor L. Evans
Harvard Medical School
Roger M. Leblanc
University of Miami
Xiaoliang S. Xie
Harvard
George Porter
Imperial College London
John D. Simon
Lehigh University
Ronal G.W. Norrish
Cambridge
Mostafa A. El-Sayed
Georgia Tech
Eric K. Rideal
Imperial College London
Michael Kasha
Florida State University
Frederick G. Donnan
University College London
Gilbert N. Lewis
UC Berkeley
Carl E.H. Schmidt
University of Tartu

Lauren Austin

Merck & Co.

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Qun Huo

University of Central Florida

Conor L. Evans

Harvard Medical School

Roger M. Leblanc

University of Miami

Xiaoliang S. Xie

Harvard

George Porter

Imperial College London

Mostafa A. El-Sayed

Georgia Tech

John D. Simon

Lehigh University

Ronald G. W. Norrish

Cambridge

Michael Kasha

Florida State University

Eric K. Rideal

Imperial College London

Gilbert N. Lewis

UC Berkeley

Frederick G. Donnan

University College London

F. Wilhelm Ostwald

University of Leipzig

Carl E. H. Schmidt

University of Tartu

Luis Campos

Columbia University

H. Leonardo Martinez
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay
UCLA

Kendall N. Houk
UCLA

Craig J. Hawker
UC Santa Barbara
Nicholas J. Turro
Columbia University
Roy A. Olofson
Penn State

John R. Scheffer
University of British Columbia
Harry H. Wasserman
Yale

Morris S. Kharasch
University of Chicago
Jean Piccard
University of Minnesota

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Luis Campos

Columbia University

H. Leonardo Martinez

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay

UCLA

Kendall N. Houk

UCLA

Craig J. Hawker

UC Santa Barbara

Nicholas J. Turro

Columbia University

Roy A. Olofson

Penn State

John R. Scheffer

University of British Columbia

Harry H. Wasserman

Yale

Nien-chu C. Yang

University of Chicago

Morris S. Kharasch

University of Chicago

Jean Piccard

University of Minnesota

Karena Chapman

Argonne National Laboratory

Meredith J. T. Jordan
University of Sydney

Cameron J. Kepert
University of Sydney

Robert G. Gilbert
University of Queensland



Ian G. Ross
Australian National University



David P. Craig
Australian National University



Christopher K. Ingold
University College London



Jocelyn F. Thorpe
Imperial College London



Karena Chapman

Argonne National Laboratory

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Meredith J. T. Jordan

University of Sydney

Cameron J. Kepert

University of Sydney

Robert G. Gilbert

University of Queensland

Ian G. Ross

Australian National University

David P. Craig

Australian National University

Christopher K. Ingold

University College London

Jocelyn F. Thorpe

Imperial College London

Anthony Estrada

Denali Therapeutics

Namphol Sinkaset
San Diego Miramar College

K.C. Nicolaou
Rice University

William C. Trogler
UC San Diego
Peter J. Garratt
University College London
Franz Sondheimer
University College London

Anthony Estrada

Denali Therapeutics

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Namphol Sinkaset

San Diego Miramar College

K. C. Nicolaou

Rice University

William C. Trogler

UC San Diego

Franz Sondheimer

University College London

Peter J. Garratt

University College London

Thomas J. Katz

Columbia University

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Cambridge

Murat O. Balaban
University of Auckland
Steven V. Ley
Cambridge
Leo A. Paquette
Ohio State University


Harry Heaney
Loughborough University
Norman A. Nelson
Upjohn Company


Ian T. Millar
Keele University
Alfred L. Wilds
University of Wisconsin


Frederick G. Mann
Cambridge


William J. Pope
Cambridge


Henry E. Armstrong
Imperial College London


Hermann Kolbe
University of Leipzig

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Cambridge

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Murat O. Balaban

University of Auckland

Steven V. Ley

Cambridge

Leo A. Paquette

Ohio State University

Harry Heaney

Loughborough University

Norman A. Nelson

Upjohn Company

Ian T. Millar

Keele University

Alfred L. Wilds

University of Wisconsin

Frederick G. Mann

Cambridge

William J. Pope

Cambridge

Henry E. Armstrong

Imperial College London

Hermann Kolbe

University of Leipzig

Lili He

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Weiliang Chen
Zhejiang University

Mengshi Lin
University of Missouri, Columbia
Theodore P. Labuza
University of Minnesota

Barbara A. Rasco
Washington State University


Semih Erhan
Einstein Medical Center

Franklin R. Leach
Oklahoma State University
William J. Rutter
UC San Francisco


Lester J. Reed
University of Texas, Austin
Henry A. Lardy
University of Wisconsin


Reynold C. Fuson
University of Nevada
Hermann O. L. Fischer
UC Berkeley

Lili He

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Weiliang Chen

Zhejiang University

Mengshi Lin

University of Missouri, Columbia

Theodore P. Labuza

University of Minnesota

Barbara A. Rasco

Washington State University

Semih Erhan

Einstein Medical Center

Franklin R. Leach

Oklahoma State University

William J. Rutter

UC San Francisco

Lester J. Reed

University of Texas, Austin

Henry A. Lardy

University of Wisconsin

Reynold C. Fuson

University of Nevada

Hermann O. L. Fischer

UC Berkeley

Juan Pablo Maianti

Stealth Biotech

Andrew J. Pratt
University of Canterbury

Satoru Masamune
MIT
Stephen Hanessian
University of Montreal
David R. Liu
Harvard
Eric J. Thomas
University of Manchester
Tetsuo Nozoe
Kao Corporation
Ian Fleming
Cambridge
Riko Majima
Osaka University
Christopher T. Walsh
Harvard Medical School
Peter G. Schultz
Scripps Research Institute California

Leonard B. Spector
Rockefeller University

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Juan Pablo Maianti

Stealth Biotech

Andrew J. Pratt

University of Canterbury

Satoru Masamune

MIT

Stephen Hanessian

University of Montreal

Eric J. Thomas

University of Manchester

Tetsuo Nozoe

Kao Corporation

David R. Liu

Harvard

Ian Fleming

Cambridge

Riko Majima

Osaka University

Christopher T. Walsh

Harvard Medical School

Peter G. Schultz

Scripps Research Institute California

Leonard B. Spector

Rockefeller University

Bill Morandi

Max Planck Institute for Kohlenforschung

François Diederich
ETH Zurich
Heinz A. Staab
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Erick M. Carreira
ETH Zurich

Orville L. Chapman
UCLA
Richard Kuhn
University of Heidelberg
Yoshito Kishi
Harvard
René Peters
University of Stuttgart

David A. Evans
Harvard
Dieter Enders
RWTH Aachen University
Robert E. Ireland
University of Virginia

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Bill Morandi

Max Planck Institute for Kohlenforschung

Heinz A. Staab

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

François Diederich

ETH Zurich

Erick M. Carreira

Orville L. Chapman

UCLA

Richard Kuhn

University of Heidelberg

Jerrold Meinwald

Cornell

David A. Evans

Harvard

Yoshito Kishi

Harvard

René Peters

University of Stuttgart

Robert E. Ireland

University of Virginia

Dieter Enders

RWTH Aachen University

Alison Narayan

University of Michigan

Richmond Sarpong
UC Berkeley

John P. Wolfe
University of Michigan

David H. Sherman
University of Michigan
Brian M. Stoltz
Caltech
Larry E. Overman
UC Irvine
Howard W. Whitlock Jr.
University of Wisconsin

Martin F. Semmelhack
Princeton University

Renã Robinson

University of Pittsburgh

William M. Pierce Jr.
University of Louisville

David E. Clemmer
Indiana University, Bloomington
D. Allan Butterfield
University of Kentucky


Peter B. Armentrout
University of Utah



Robert S. Freund
Bell Laboratories

Renã Robinson

University of Pittsburgh

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

William M. Pierce Jr.

University of Louisville

David E. Clemmer

Indiana University, Bloomington

D. Allan Butterfield

University of Kentucky

Peter B. Armentrout

University of Utah

Robert S. Freund

Bell Laboratories

Alex Spokoyny

UCLA

Chad A. Mirkin
Northwestern University

M. Frederick Hawthorne
University of Missouri, Columbia

Bradley L. Pentelute
MIT
Mark S. Wrighton
Washington University in St. Louis

Donald J. Cram
UCLA

R. John Collier
Harvard Medical School

Ke Xu

UC Berkeley

Xinrong Zhang
Tsinghua University
James R. Heath
Caltech

Xiaowei Zhuang
Harvard

Richard E. Smalley
Rice University



Lennard Wharton
University of Chicago


Ke Xu

UC Berkeley

    Key

  • Undergrad
  • Grad
  • Postdoc
  • Common Ancestor

Xinrong Zhang

Tsinghua University

James R. Heath

Caltech

Xiaowei Zhuang

Harvard

Richard E. Smalley

Rice University

Lennard Wharton

University of Chicago