Famous Physiologists - List of Famous Physiologists - page 2

Physiologists study the functions of living organisms. Physiology is the science of understanding the mechanical, physical and biochemical functioning in a living system. The organs, organ systems, cells, and bio-chemical molecules that constitute the living organism are analyzed to understand the physical and chemical functions that take place within the organism. The field of physiology is closely related to anatomy and the two sciences are often studied in tandem. Physiologists conduct research on the organ system and cellular structure of animals and plants. They study processes like respiration, growth, movement, digestion, reproduction, excretion and other functions of living organisms under different conditions. They determine the effects of external environmental factors like presence of pollutants and carcinogens on their life processes and functions. Physiologists may work in hospitals and help in the development of new and improved treatment regimes for patients. One very popular job option is that of exercise physiologist. They study how the body responds to training and exercises and help athletes and sports people to follow a scientifically designed food and exercise schedule. Physiologists may specialize in human physiology, animal physiology, plant physiology, or the sub-branches under any of these fields. This section gives you information about the life and works of various famous physiologists from all over the world.

The Most Famous Physiologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Theodor SchwannDecember 7, 1810GermanTheodor Schwann was a German physiologist who discovered the Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system
Charles BestFebruary 27, 1899Canadian, AmericanCharles Best was a great scientist and a renowned physiologist who is remembered for being the co-discoverer of insulin
Wilhelm WundtAugust 16, 1832GermanWilhelm Wundt was a renowned doctor who conducted pioneering studies on experimental psychology
Claude BernardJuly 12, 1813FrenchClaude Bernard was a famous French physiologist who defined homeostasis and glycogen
Johannes Peter MüllerJuly 14, 1801GermanJohannes Peter Müller was a German physiologist and comparative anatomist
Charles Scott SherringtonNovember 27, 1857BritishCharles Sherrington was a Nobel Prize winning English scientist who explained the function of neurons in the human body
Alan Lloyd HodgkinFebruary 5, 1914BritishSir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin was an English biophysicist and a physiologist who received the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963
Albert Szent-GyörgyiSeptember 16, 1893Austrian, Hungarian, AmericanAlbert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian born American physiologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.
Jared DiamondSeptember 10, 1937AmericanJared Mason Diamond is an American scientist and author reputed for his highly acclaimed and popular science books.
Archibald HillSeptember 26, 1886BritishArchibald Vivian Hill was a Nobel Laureate English physiologist who is credited for discovering the production of heat in muscles
Haldan Keffer Hartline

Haldan Keffer Hartline

Haldan Keffer Hartline was a Nobel Laureate physiologist who first isolated and recorded the activity of a single optic nerve fibre

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, 1905175 views

Andrew Huxley

Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley was a British physiologist, biophysicist, mathematician and a mechanical wizard

BritishNovember 22, 1917150 views

Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin was an English biophysicist and a physiologist who received the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963

BritishFebruary 5, 1914187 views

Albert Szent-Györgyi

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian born American physiologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.

AustrianSeptember 16, 1893187 views

John James Rickard Macleod

John James Rickard Macleod was a Scottish biochemist and physiologist who is credited for the discovery of insulin

Otto Heinrich Warburg

Otto Heinrich Warburg was a German physiologist and physician

GermanOctober 8, 1883152 views

Joseph Erlanger

Joseph Erlanger was a renowned American physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1994

AmericanJanuary 5, 1874123 views

Walter Rudolf Hess

Walter Rudolf Hess was a Swiss physiologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949

SwissMarch 17, 1881145 views

Charles Richet

Charles Robert Richet was a French physiologist who was awarded the ‘Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine’ in 1913

FrenchAugust 25, 1850100 views