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
Sexologist

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

Lynn MargulisLynn Margulis
05 March 1938
Author

Thomas Hunt MorganThomas Hunt Morgan
25 September 1866
Geneticist
Louis AgassizLouis Agassiz
28 May 1807
Geologist

Karl LandsteinerKarl Landsteiner
14 June 1868
Physician

Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
14 August 1883
Biologist
Ernst MayrErnst Mayr
05 July 1904
Biologist

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn
26 November 1948
American-Australian researcher
David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore
07 March 1938
Virologist

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

Donald A. GlaserDonald A. Glaser
21 September 1926
Physicist & Molecular Biologist

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
07 May 1939
Molecular Biologist

Daniel NathansDaniel Nathans
30 October 1928
Microbiologist
George WaldGeorge Wald
18 November 1906
Scientist

Hamilton Othanel SmithHamilton O. Smith
23 August 1931
Microbiologist

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,
Nell NewmanNell Newman
08 April 1959
Actress

Karl Patterson SchmidtKarl Patterson Schmidt
19 June 1890
American zoologist

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
22 April 1946
Biologist, Scientist, Circus performer, Politician
Bruce LiptonBruce Lipton
21 October 1944
Biologist

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
11 July 1967
biologist, television presenter, actor
Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
29 May 1932
Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher

Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
21 July 1970
Physician

Craig VenterCraig Venter
14 October 1946
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
11 December 1925
Neuroscientist

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Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
15 April 1961
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,
Carl WoeseCarl Woese
15 July 1928
American microbiologist

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
05 February 1977
Biologist, Officer, Model

Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
24 January 1900
Geneticist

Michael LevittMichael Levitt
09 May 1947
Physicist, Biologist, Bioinformatician, Chemist,
Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
16 January 1964
Biologist, Philosopher, Geneticist, Writer,
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
07 July 1861
Geneticist

Charles DavenportCharles Davenport
01 June 1866
Biologist

Barry CommonerBarry Commoner
28 May 1917
Biologist

Stanley MillerStanley Miller
07 March 1930
Chemist, Biologist, University teacher
Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
09 November 1952
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,

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

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
12 March 1934
Biologist, Geneticist, Philosopher, University

Richard Evans SchultesRichard Evans Schultes
12 January 1915
Biologist

Randy SchekmanRandy Schekman
30 December 1948
Biologist
Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
05 April 1925
Geneticist

Michael RosbashMichael Rosbash
07 March 1944
Geneticist
Jeffrey C. HallJeffrey C. Hall
03 May 1945
Geneticist

Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
06 October 1937
Geneticist

Michael W. YoungMichael W. Young
28 March 1949
Biologist
Andrew FireAndrew Fire
27 April 1959
Biologist

G. Ledyard StebbinsG. Ledyard Stebbins
06 January 1906
Botanist
Thomas C. SüdhofThomas C. Südhof
22 December 1955
Biochemist

Linda B. BuckLinda B. Buck
29 January 1947
American biologist

Alexander RichAlexander Rich
15 November 1924
Biologist

H. Robert HorvitzH. Robert Horvitz
08 May 1947
Biologist

Judah FolkmanJudah Folkman
24 February 1933
Scientist
Oliver SmithiesOliver Smithies
23 June 1925
Geneticist

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist

Kathleen RubinsKathleen Rubins
14 October 1978
Astronaut, Biologist
Carl AkeleyCarl Akeley
19 May 1864
Taxidermist

Günter BlobelGünter Blobel
21 May 1936
Biologist
J. Michael BishopJ. Michael Bishop
22 February 1936
Immunologist

Arthur GalstonArthur Galston
21 April 1920
Biologist

Rebecca LancefieldRebecca Lancefield
05 January 1895
Microbiologist
Irwin RoseIrwin Rose
16 July 1926
American Biologist

Thomas Huckle WellerThomas Huckle Weller
15 June 1915
Virologist
Craig C. MelloCraig C. Mello
18 October 1960
Biologist

Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris
26 June 1949
Scientist

Howard Thomas OdumHoward Thomas Odum
01 September 1924
Ecologist