Famous Biologists - List of Famous Biologists

Biologists’ job involves the study of living organism and their relationship with natural world. They try to discover the mechanism of living creatures with their study of the origin, habits and genetic structure of those organisms. Study of wildlife is an important aspect of a biologist’s job. Methods like identification and observation play a major role in this concern. Various factors of environmental issue that affect wildlife are also important in this context. There are many biologists whose working area is concerned with zoo animals. They work for the preservation of endangered species in a systematic way. Based on their study, they prepare reports that are published in various scientific journals. Biologists working in healthcare sector work to prevent deadly diseases by identifying harmful virus. There are many biologists who serve in environmental management and conservation field. Their work involves providing solution for environmental problems and preservation of nature. Marine biologists conduct study on animals and plants that live in salt water. Biologists working in educational sector engage themselves in the publication of their study in different journals besides imparting education at classrooms. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines and trivia about some of the world’s most famous biologists.

The Most Famous Biologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Juliane KoepckeOctober 10, 1954German, PeruvianJuliane Koepcke is a German-Peruvian biologist, who was the lone survivor among the 92 passengers and crew of the ill-fated LANSA Flight 508 that crashed in the Peruvian rainforest on 24 December 1971
Richard DawkinsMarch 26, 1941BritishRichard Dawkins is an English ethologist and evolutionary biologist
Norman BorlaugMarch 25, 1914AmericanNorman Borlaug was an American biologist known as the “Father of the Green Revolution”
Alexander FlemingAugust 6, 1881British, ScottishAlexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered enzyme lysozyme and antibiotic penicillin
Carl LinnaeusMay 23, 1707SwedishCarolus Linnaeus was a renowned Swedish biologist popularly known as the ‘Father of Modern Taxonomy’ who founded the binomial nomenclature
Theodor SchwannDecember 7, 1810GermanTheodor Schwann was a German physiologist who discovered the Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan1952Indian, British, AmericanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan is a British-American structural biologist of Indian origin
E. O. WilsonJune 10, 1929AmericanE
Francis CrickJune 8, 1916BritishFrancis Crick was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist and neuroscientist, who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine
Trofim LysenkoSeptember 29, 1898RussianTrofim Lysenko was a Russian agronomist who pioneered the scientific movement Lysenkoism, in genetics
Philip Allen Sharp

Philip Allen Sharp

Philip Allen Sharp is an American geneticist and molecular biologist who co-discovered RNA splicing

AmericanJune 6, 1944112 views

Eric F. Wieschaus

Eric Francis Wieschaus is an American development biologist who was one of the joint winners of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanJune 8, 194795 views

Sidney Altman

Sidney Altman is a Canadian-American molecular biologist who was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989

CanadianMay 7, 1939129 views

Marguerite Vogt

Marguerite Vogt was a German-born American cancer biologist and virologist best known for her research on polio and cancer.

AmericanFebruary 13, 1913105 views

David Baltimore

David Baltimore is an American biologist who won a share of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanMarch 7, 1938112 views

Roger Guillemin

Roger Charles Louis Guillemin is a French-born American physiologist, who was awarded the ‘Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology’ in 1977

FrenchJanuary 11, 192490 views

Hamilton O. Smith

Hamilton Othanel Smith is an American microbiologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1978

AmericanAugust 23, 193197 views

Daniel Nathans

Daniel Nathans was an American microbiologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978

AmericanOctober 30, 1928134 views