Famous American Biologists

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.

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 1 Norman Borlaug

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Famous As: Father of the Green Revolution
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa
Died: September 12, 2009

 2 Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson.
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Famous As: Marine biologist
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964

 3 Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner.
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: June 26, 1943

 4 Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Kinsey.
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Famous As: Sexologist
Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hoboken
Died: August 25, 1956

 5 Eugene Sledge

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Famous As: Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: November 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: March 3, 2001

 6 Nell Newman

Nell Newman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.

 7 E. O. Wilson

E. O. Wilson.
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: June 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
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 8 Nettie Stevens

Nettie Stevens
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: July 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cavendish, Vermont, United States
Died: May 4, 1912

 9 Paul Stamets

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Famous As: Mycologist
Birthdate: July 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbiana, Ohio, United States

 10 Bruce Lipton

Bruce Lipton
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: October 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States

 11 Lynn Margulis

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 22, 2011

 12 Craig Venter

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Famous As: Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Human Longevity, Inc.
Birthdate: October 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

 13 Bruce Edwards Ivins

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Famous As: Biologist, Scientist, Circus performer, Politician
Birthdate: April 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lebanon
Died: July 29, 2008

 14 Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin
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Famous As: biologist, television presenter, actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norwell

 15 Kathleen Rubins

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Famous As: Astronaut, Biologist
Birthdate: October 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Farmington

 16 Paul R. Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich
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Famous As: Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher
Birthdate: May 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 17 Thomas Hunt Morgan

Thomas Hunt Morgan.
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: September 25, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lexington
Died: December 4, 1945

 18 Louis Agassiz

Louis Agassiz.
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1807
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montier
Died: December 14, 1873

 19 David Baltimore

David Baltimore.
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Famous As: Virologist
Birthdate: March 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 20 Carl Woese

Carl Woese
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Famous As: American microbiologist
Birthdate: July 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York
Died: December 30, 2012

 21 Ernst Mayr

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: July 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kempten
Died: February 3, 2005

 22 Andrew Baldwin

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Famous As: Biologist, Officer, Model
Birthdate: February 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster

Although best known for his appearances on the ABC reality dating show The Bachelor, Andrew James Baldwin is much more than just a television personality. A Medical Officer with US Navy, he is known for his humanitarian works and enthusiasm for triathlon, being named to the All-Navy triathlon team five times, besides competing internationally in numerous Half-Ironman and Ironman events.

 23 Ernest Everett Just

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 14, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: October 27, 1941

 24 Karl Patterson Schmidt

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Famous As: American zoologist
Birthdate: June 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
Died: September 26, 1957

 25 PZ Myers

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Famous As: Biologist, Zoologist, Blogger, University teacher
Birthdate: March 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kent

 26 Stanley Miller

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Famous As: Chemist, Biologist, University teacher
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: May 20, 2007

 27 Leonard Adleman

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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: December 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 28 Massimo Pigliucci

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Famous As: Biologist, Philosopher, Geneticist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: January 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Monrovia

 29 Jeffrey C. Hall

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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: May 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 30 Richard Evans Schultes

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: January 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 10, 2001

 31 Carol W. Greider

Carol W. Greider
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Famous As: Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist, Physician
Birthdate: April 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Davis

 32 Charles Davenport

Charles Davenport
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: June 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 18, 1944

 33 Michael Rosbash

Michael Rosbash
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

 34 Michael W. Young

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: March 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 35 Jack W. Szostak

Jack W. Szostak
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Famous As: Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist, Physician, Professor
Birthdate: November 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

Nobel Prize-winning Canadian-American biochemist and geneticist Jack W. Szostak revolutionized medical science with his research on the manipulation of genes. The Cornell alumnus is credited with creating the first yeast artificial chromosome. He has also taught at the Harvard Medical School. In spite of being Polish, he doesn’t speak the language.

 36 Barry Commoner

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: May 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 2012

 37 Randy Schekman

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: December 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

 38 Howard Thomas Odum

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Famous As: Ecologist
Birthdate: September 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina
Died: September 11, 2002

 39 Donald Kennedy

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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 21, 2020

 40 Carl Akeley

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Famous As: Taxidermist
Birthdate: May 19, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clarendon, New York, United States
Died: November 17, 1926

 41 Gregory Goodwin Pincus

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Woodbine, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1967 AD

Gregory Goodwin Pincus revolutionized medical science by co-inventing the first oral contraceptive or birth control pill. The Cornell and Harvard alumnus was born to Russian Jewish immigrants and had an IQ of 210. Though he initially studied agriculture, he later focused on the study of hormones, steroids, and fertility.

 42 Linda B. Buck

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Famous As: American biologist
Birthdate: January 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle

 43 Philip Allen Sharp

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Famous As: Geneticist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Falmouth, Kentucky

 44 Lynika Strozier

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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: June 7, 2020

 45 Donald A. Glaser

Donald A. Glaser.
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Famous As: Physicist & Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: September 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: February 28, 2013

 46 Paul Greengard

Paul Greengard
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Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: December 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

 47 Andrew Fire

Andrew Fire
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: April 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

 48 Martin Chalfie

Martin Chalfie
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Famous As: American scientist
Birthdate: January 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

 49 Craig C. Mello

Craig C. Mello
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: October 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

 50 George Wald

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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: November 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 12, 1997