My academic family

A short blog post….

I realised today that @KarlDCollins, who blogs at A Retrosynthetic Life, and I have an academic connection: his PhD supervisor (Procter), was my 1st postdoc supervisor’s (Rayner) PhD student. It then came to my attention that @_byronmiller, who blogs at Behind NMR Lines, was in the same lab as Karl for his Masters degree project.

This got me to wondering: what other academic connections do I have out there with my blog followers and tweeps?

Feel free to email me at theorganicsolutionblog at gmail dot com or leave a comment below!

P.S Apart from twitter folk, I have a connection to a Nobel Prize winning chemist, which is almost like me winning one, right? George Olah was my PhD supervisor’s (Sandford) postdoc boss over in the US of A.

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11 thoughts on “My academic family

  1. I’m also in @_byronmiller’s lab, so we have a connection too! I’m not as cool as you though; three steps away from EJ Corey 😦 Although I’m great great chemistry granddad is Robert Robinson, which IMO is even cooler 😀

  2. Not sure if my branch lies within your lineage but I’ll give it a shot: My phd advisor was Prof. J. A. Cogordan (Mexico) who got his phd from Prof. Per O. Löwdin (Uppsala, Sweeden; founder of the International Journal of Computational Chemistry)

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