Famous Pharmacologists - List of Famous Pharmacologists

Pharmacologists are researchers who study the composition, properties, usage and toxicology of drugs, and analyze how the drugs interact with biological systems. The main aim of undertaking research pharmacology is to understand how drugs work and how they can be safely utilized for maximum efficiency. Pharmacologists study the drug design, its molecular and cellular mechanisms, and chemical biology. The two main branches of pharmacology are pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Pharmacokinetics focuses on how the body affects the drug after administration and what chemical changes happen to the substances in the drug after it enters the body. Pharmacodynamics is the study of the effects of the drugs on the body and on the microorganisms present in the body. It analyses the relationship between drug action and effect. Pharmacologists undertake two main types of research: in vitro research that involves using cells or animal tissue, and in vivo research that uses whole animals to predict the effects of specific drugs on human beings. Areas of specialization in this field include clinical pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and regulatory pharmacology. Read on to browse through a list of world famous pharmacologists and read their biographies and timelines.

The Most Famous Pharmacologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Alexander FlemingAugust 6, 1881British, ScottishAlexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist who discovered enzyme lysozyme and antibiotic penicillin
Howard FloreySeptember 24, 1898AustralianHoward Florey was an eminent Australian pathologist who is credited for making penicillin available to the world
Salvador MoncadaDecember 3, 1944BritishSalvador Moncada is a Honduran-British pharmacologist and professor
Ulf von EulerFebruary 7, 1905SwedishUlf von Euler was a noted Swedish physiologist who was one of the joint winners of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Carl Ferdinand CoriDecember 5, 1896Czech, AmericanCarl Ferdinand Cori was a Czech biochemist and pharmacologist who won the 1947 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Ferid MuradSeptember 14, 1936AmericanFerid Murad is an American physician and pharmacologist who won a share of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
John R. VaneMarch 29, 1927BritishSir John Robert Vane was an eminent British pharmacologist of the twentieth century who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1982
Gertrude B. ElionJanuary 23, 1918AmericanGertrude B
Alfred G. GilmanJuly 1, 1941AmericanAlfred G
Henry Hallett DaleJune 9, 1875BritishSir Henry Hallett Dale was a British physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1936
Ferid Murad

Ferid Murad

Ferid Murad is an American physician and pharmacologist who won a share of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanSeptember 14, 1936133 views

Louis J. Ignarro

Louis J

AmericanMay 31, 1941108 views

Sir James W. Black

Sir James W

BritishJune 14, 1924112 views

Gertrude B. Elion

Gertrude B

AmericanJanuary 23, 1918118 views

John R. Vane

Sir John Robert Vane was an eminent British pharmacologist of the twentieth century who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1982

BritishMarch 29, 1927120 views

Julius Axelrod

Julius Axelrod was an American biochemist who was one of winners of 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

AmericanMay 30, 1912113 views

Ulf von Euler

Ulf von Euler was a noted Swedish physiologist who was one of the joint winners of the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

SwedishFebruary 7, 1905168 views

Daniel Bovet

Daniel Bovet was a Nobel laureate pharmacologist who is known for discovering the chemotherapeutic agents

ItalianMarch 23, 190793 views