Bevan Lab Academic Genealogy

"If you know from whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go."
-- James A. Baldwin

Jean Le Hennuyer (1497-1578)

Th.D., College of Navarre (1539)

Dominican Theologian
Bishop of Lisieux

Saved the lives of the Huguenots in his diocese during the St. Bartholemew's Day Massacre (1561)
Petrus Ramus (1515-1572)

M.A., College of Navarre (1536)

Professor of Philosophy and Eloquence, College of Navarre
Champion of including arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and physics in educational curricula
Henricus Brucaeus (1531-1593)

Unknown degree, University of Bologna (1550)
Hon. M.D., College Royal, Paris (1560)

Professor of Mathematics and Medicine
Wrote textbooks on the plague, scurvy, and the mathematics of spheres in motion
Petrus Pauw (1564-1617)

M.D., University of Rostock (1587)

Wrote a textbook on skeletal anatomy
Studied and described sinuses and intestinal valves
Menelaus Winsemius (1591-1639)

M.D., Leiden University (1613)

Professor of Medicine, Anatomy, and Botany, University of Franeker
Improved the botanical gardens at the University of Franeker
Published an anatomical compendium with his students
Johannes van der Linden (1609-1664)

M.D., University of Franeker (1630)

Chair of Medicine, Leiden University (1651-1664)
Petrus Hoffvenius (1630-1682)

Ph.D., Leiden University (1660)
M.D., Uppsala University (1656)
M.S., Uppsala University (1650/1651)

Professor of Medicine, Uppsala University
"Father of Swedish medicine"
Studied the pineal gland and respiration
Petrus Elvius (1660-1718)

M.A., Uppsala University (1688)

Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Uppsala University (1699-?)
Anders Gabriel Duhre (~1681-1739)

No degree, Uppsala University (left in 1710)

Left school due to plague outbreak
May have taught Leibniz's calculus
Popularized teaching classes in Swedish
Wrote one of the first Swedish-language algebra books
Samuel Klingenstierna (1698-1765)

L.L.B., Uppsala University (enrolled 1717)

Chair of Experimental Physics, Uppsala University (1750-1752)
Professor of Geometry, Uppsala University (1728-1750)

Tutored King Gustav III
First to propose errors in Newton's Laws of Refraction
Mårten Strömer (1707-1770)

Unknown degree, Uppsala University (1730)

Professor of Astronomy, Uppsala University (1744-?)

Member, Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences
Inverted original Celsius scale in 1750 to produce the system known today
Bengt Ferner (Ferrner) (1724-1802)

Unknown degree, Uppsala University (1751)

Professor of Astronomy, Uppsala University (1756-1758)
Observing Astronomer, Uppsala University (1751-?)

Industrial spy (copper and brass industries) in Britain (1758-1765)
Permanent secretary and adviser to King Gustav III
Torbern Olaf Bergman (1735-1784)

Ph.D., Uppsala University (1758)

Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacology, Uppsala University (1767-1784)

First to use diagrams and symbols to explain chemical reactions
Founder of quantitative analysis and geology
Johann Afzelius (1753-1837)

M.S., Uppsala University (1776)

Professor of Chemistry, Uppsala University (1784-?)
Lecturer, Uppsala University (1780-1784)
Associate Professor, Uppsala University (1777-1780?)

Isolated formic acid from ants
Studied the chemistry of nickel and oxalic acid
Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848)

M.D., Uppsala University (1801/1802)

Credited with discovering the Law of Definite Proportions
Discovered several elements: Si, Se, Th, Ce
Students discovered Li and V
Coined many chemistry terms: catalysis, polymer, isomer, allotrope, electronegativity, and organic chemistry

Coined the term "protein," so-named from a primitive substance that plants prepare as nutrient for herbivores

Some credit him with discovering proteins in 1838; he erroneously believed they all had the same empirical formula, and were perhaps even the same molecule
Samuel Finlay Weir Johnston (1796-1855)

M.A., University of Glasgow (1826)

F.R.S. and F.G.S. in "Chemistry of Common Life"
Founded Durham University in 1825
Reader in Chemistry and Minerology, Durham University (1833-1855)
John Pitkin Norton (1822-1852)

Hon. M.A., Yale University (1846)

Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, Yale University (1846-1852?)

"If we live forty years, we have been ten or twelve times entirely renewed and the original particles of our frames are scattered over the face of the earth, contributing to the growth and nourishment of other bodies."
Samuel William Johnson (1830-1909)

Hon. M.A., Yale University (1857)

Director, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (1877-1900)
Professor of Analytical and Agricultural Chemistry, Yale University (1856-?)
First Assistant, Yale Analytical Laboratory (1855)

Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Chemistry subsection chairman of the AAAS
President of the American Chemical Society (1878)
Oscar Dana Allen (1836-1913)

Ph.D., Yale University (1871)
Unknown degree, Yale University (Chemistry, 1861)

Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Metallurgy, Yale University (1873-1887)
Professor of Metallurgy and Assaying, Yale University (1871-1873)
Instructor of Analytical Chemistry, Yale University (1870-1871)
Horace Lemuel Wells (1855-1924)

Hon. D.Sc., University of Pennsylvania (1907)
Hon. M.A., Yale University (1896)
Ph.D., Yale University (1877)

Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Metallurgy, Yale University (1893-1923)
Associate Professor, Yale University (1888-1893)
Instructor of Analytical Chemistry, Yale University (1884-1888)

Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Henry Lord Wheeler (1867-1914)

Ph.D., Yale University (1893)

Yale faculty (1896-1911)

Researched chemistry of pyrimidine derivatives
Treat Baldwin Johnson (1875-1947)

Ph.D., Yale University (1901)

Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Yale University (1928-1943)
Professor of Organic Chemistry, Yale University (1915-1928)
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Yale University (1909-1914)
Instructor of Chemistry, Yale University (1902-1908)

Awarded the Nichols Medal by the New York section of the ACS for outstanding original research in pyrimidine biochemistry (1918)

Robert M. Herbst (1904-1992)

Ph.D., Yale University (1930)
B.S., Cornell University (1926)

Professor of Organic Chemistry:
Michigan State University (1947-1970)
New York University (~1940s)
Columbia University (1931-~1938)

Researched the oxidation of hexosamines and amino acids, transamination reactions
David Shemin (1911-1991)

Ph.D., Columbia University (1938)
A.M., Columbia University (1933)
B.S., City College of New York (1932)

Professor of Biochemistry, Northwestern University (1968-1979)
Professor of Biochemistry, Columbia University:
Full Professor (1953-1968)
Associate Professor (1949-1953)
Assistant Professor (1944-1949)

Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Researched heme biosynthesis