Sequencing the human genome. Transforming global health. Defining emotional intelligence. Advancing peace.

These are just some of the many accomplishments of GSAS alumni since the School’s founding 150 years ago. Browse the timeline below to learn about graduates whose work—often unsung—epitomizes the impact of a GSAS education.

Throughout this anniversary year,  the School will highlight the work of some of its most extraordinary alumni. From Nobel Prize-winning physicists to public health advocates and many others, these graduates expand the boundaries of knowledge, help to alleviate suffering, and contribute to human flourishing around the world. 

Read stories of GSAS alumni and students below.