Diluting the gene pool

People with graduate degrees will often do this nerdy thing where they list their "academic genealogy." I was feeling nerdy one day and started doing mine.

 

Mark Matthews (Ph.D., 2000 - U. of Louisville)

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Mark Mason (Ph.D., 1991 – Iowa State U.)

student of...

 

John Verkade (Ph.D., 1960. – U. of Illinois)

student of...

 

Theron Standish Piper (Ph.D., 1956 Harvard)

student of...

 

Geoffrey Wilkinson (Ph.D., 1946, Imperial College)

[co-wrote the "Bible" of Inorganic Chemistry]

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Harry Julius Emeleus (DSc 1929, London)

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Herbert Brereton Baker (M.A., 1884 Oxford)

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Harold Bailey Dixon (M.A., 1875 Oxford)

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Augustus George Vernon Harcourt (M.A., 1859 Oxford)

[founded field of chemical kinetics, co-discovered law of mass action (rate=k[conc]), and developed first practical anesthesia inhaler.]

student of...

 

Benjamin Collins Brodie, Jr (Ph.D., 1849 Giessen)

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Robert Wilhelm Bunsen (Ph.D., 1830 University of Göttingen)

[The burner guy]

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Friedrich Strohmeyer (M.D., 1800 University of Göttingen)

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Antoine François de Fourcroy (M.D., 1780 ??)

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Jean-Baptiste Michel Bucquet (M.D., 1770 Paris Faculty of Medicine)

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Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (LLB 1764, Paris)

[Father of modern chemistry. Developed the law of conservation of matter]

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Guillaume François Rouelle (Apothecary 1725, Paris)

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J. G. Spitzley (Apothecary ????, Paris)

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Nicolas Lémery (Apothecary, ca. 1666-1667 Paris)

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Christopher Glaser (M.D., ca. 1640 University of Basel)