Famous Biologists - List of Famous Biologists - page 3

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
Theodor SchwannDecember 7, 1810GermanTheodor Schwann was a German physiologist who discovered the Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system
Carl LinnaeusMay 23, 1707SwedishCarolus Linnaeus was a renowned Swedish biologist popularly known as the ‘Father of Modern Taxonomy’ who founded the binomial nomenclature
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan1952Indian, British, AmericanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan is a British-American structural biologist of Indian origin
Francis CrickJune 8, 1916BritishFrancis Crick was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist and neuroscientist, who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine
E. O. WilsonJune 10, 1929AmericanE
Trofim LysenkoSeptember 29, 1898RussianTrofim Lysenko was a Russian agronomist who pioneered the scientific movement Lysenkoism, in genetics
Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Cohn was a German biologist who is considered as the father of bacteriology and microbiology

PolishJanuary 24, 1828140 views

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Thomas Hunt Morgan was a Nobel Prize winning American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist

AmericanSeptember 25, 1866140 views

Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi was an Italian physician, biologist and pathologist who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1906.

ItalianJuly 7, 1843133 views

Donald A. Glaser

Donald Arthur Glaser was a prominent American physicist and neurobiologist who won the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanSeptember 21, 1926129 views

Alexis Carrel

Alexis Carrel was a French biologist and surgeon who received the ‘Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ in 1912

FrenchJune 28, 1873122 views

Ernst Mayr

Ernst Mayr was a renowned biologist who authored the pioneering book on evolutionary biology titled ‘Systematics and the Origin of Species’

AmericanJuly 5, 1904161 views

Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz was a Swiss biologist who studied natural history and founded the ‘Museum of Comparative Zoology’ in Harvard University

AmericanMay 28, 1807106 views

Trofim Lysenko

Trofim Lysenko was a Russian agronomist who pioneered the scientific movement Lysenkoism, in genetics

RussianSeptember 29, 1898168 views

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Christiane Nusslein-Volhard is a famous Nobel Prize winning German biologist who studied genetic control of embryonic development in drosophila

GermanOctober 20, 1942151 views