A biologist work basically involves conducting fundamental research on living organism, exploring and explaining the underlying mechanism that governs the functioning of the organism. The area of study for a biologist is however not limited to working on micro and multi-cellular organisms alone, their field often overlapping between botany, zoology, microbiology, genetics and evolution biology. From developing vaccines to devising the theories regarding the beginning and progression of life, it is the work by biologists that have helped improve our understanding of nature and our living standard. America has had a long list of biologists who have through their extensive work contributed to some of biology’s greatest findings. Edward Henri Fischer, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Gerald Maurice Edelman, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Howard Martin Temim, Alfred Hershey, Edward B Lewis are some such world-renowned American biologists. Broadly classified under the division of biology, these American biologists have significantly contributed to the scientific world. For the same, many of them have been awarded with Nobel Prize as well. Check this segment and find out more about the life of American biologists and their revolutionary works.
Norman BorlaugNorman Borlaug
25 March 1914
Father of the Green Revolution
Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907
Marine biologist

Alfred KinseyAlfred Kinsey
23 June 1894

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson
10 June 1929

Lynn MargulisLynn Margulis
05 March 1938
Karl LandsteinerKarl Landsteiner
14 June 1868

Louis AgassizLouis Agassiz
28 May 1807

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn
26 November 1948
American-Australian researcher

Thomas Hunt MorganThomas Hunt Morgan
25 September 1866
David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore
07 March 1938

Ernst MayrErnst Mayr
05 July 1904
Donald A. GlaserDonald A. Glaser
21 September 1926
Physicist & Molecular Biologist

George WaldGeorge Wald
18 November 1906

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
07 May 1939
Molecular Biologist
Daniel NathansDaniel Nathans
30 October 1928

Hamilton Othanel SmithHamilton O. Smith
23 August 1931
Eric Francis WieschausEric F. Wieschaus
08 June 1947
Development Biologist

Marguerite VogtMarguerite Vogt
13 February 1913
Biologist & Virologist

Philip Allen SharpPhilip Allen Sharp
06 June 1944
Geneticist, Molecular Biologist
Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
04 November 1923
Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher,

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
11 July 1967
biologist, television presenter, actor
Craig VenterCraig Venter
14 October 1946
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
22 April 1946
Biologist, Scientist, Circus performer, Politician

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
29 May 1932
Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher

Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
11 December 1925
Carl WoeseCarl Woese
15 July 1928
American microbiologist
James D. WatsonJames D. Watson
06 April 1928

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
05 February 1977
Biologist, Officer, Model

PZ MyersPZ Myers
09 March 1957
Biologist, Zoologist, Blogger, University teacher

Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
16 January 1964
Biologist, Philosopher, Geneticist, Writer,
Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
14 August 1883
Biologist, Zoologist, University teacher, Marine

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Stanley MillerStanley Miller
07 March 1930
Chemist, Biologist, University teacher

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,

Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
06 October 1937

Michael LevittMichael Levitt
09 May 1947
Physicist, Biologist, Bioinformatician, Chemist,
Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
15 April 1961
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
12 March 1934
Biologist, Geneticist, Philosopher, University
Linda B. BuckLinda B. Buck
29 January 1947
American biologist

H. Robert HorvitzH. Robert Horvitz
08 May 1947

Oliver SmithiesOliver Smithies
23 June 1925
Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist
Günter BlobelGünter Blobel
21 May 1936

J. Michael BishopJ. Michael Bishop
22 February 1936

Kathleen RubinsKathleen Rubins
14 October 1978
Astronaut, Biologist

Irwin RoseIrwin Rose
16 July 1926
American Biologist

Thomas Huckle WellerThomas Huckle Weller
15 June 1915
Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris
26 June 1949