Our 2016 Selection Process

Finding this year’s rising stars in chemistry wasn’t easy (they’ve been undercover, duh). During a months-long process, we picked the brains of a panel of esteemed advisers, last year’s winners, and our editorial board for nominees who looked promising. And we accepted nominations from you, dear readers, via an online form. Then we investigated and evaluated each prospect, age 42 or less, to see whether they had what it takes to make our elite team.

Our Advisers:

Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University; Alexis Borisy, Third Rock Ventures; Kelly Chibale, University of Cape Town; Judy Giordan, ecosVC; Kristala Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Benjamin List, Max Planck Institute for Kohlenforschung; Denis Malyshev, stealth biotech; Dean Toste, University of California, Berkeley; Peidong Yang, UC, Berkeley; Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Talented 12 Contributors:

Profile illustrations by Rick C. Smith
Site and page design by Tchad Blair, Robert Bryson, and Will Ludwig
Profiles written by Celia Arnaud, Melody Bomgardner, Matthew Davenport, Sarah Everts, Bethany Halford, Lisa Jarvis, and Stephen Ritter
Get to know the T12 quiz by Lisa Jarvis and Jessica Morrison
T12 family trees by Tchad Blair, Yang Ku, and Jessica Morrison
Editing and project oversight by Lisa Jarvis and Lauren Wolf