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Carolyn Bertozzi

Professor of chemistry, Stanford University; director, Stanford ChEM-H (Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health)

2-time Selection
2-time Selection

With her 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Bertozzi notched yet another accomplishment in an award-studded career that has also included a McArthur “genius” grant and the distinction of being the first woman to win the Lemelson-MIT Prize faculty award. She and two colleagues won the Nobel for their invention of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry — methods for simplifying and increasing the precision of chemical reactions, with applications for drug development, disease research, and more. Bertozzi, who also appeared on last year’s inaugural STATUS List, was the first openly LGBTQ+ person to win chemistry’s top prize.



  • Stanford, CA


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