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

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson

27 May 1907

Alfred KinseyAlfred Kinsey

23 June 1894

E. O. WilsonE. O. Wilson

10 June 1929

Lynn MargulisLynn Margulis

05 March 1938

Louis AgassizLouis Agassiz

28 May 1807

Thomas Hunt MorganThomas Hunt Morgan

25 September 1866

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn

26 November 1948

Karl LandsteinerKarl Landsteiner

14 June 1868

David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore

07 March 1938

Ernst MayrErnst Mayr

05 July 1904

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Sidney AltmanSidney Altman

07 May 1939

Donald A. GlaserDonald A. Glaser

21 September 1926

George WaldGeorge Wald

18 November 1906

Daniel NathansDaniel Nathans

30 October 1928

Hamilton Othanel SmithHamilton O. Smith

23 August 1931

Eric Francis WieschausEric F. Wieschaus

08 June 1947

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Marguerite VogtMarguerite Vogt

13 February 1913

Philip Allen SharpPhilip Allen Sharp

06 June 1944

Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge

04 November 1923

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin

11 July 1967

Craig VenterCraig Venter

14 October 1946

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich

29 May 1932

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Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just

14 August 1883

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins

22 April 1946

Carl WoeseCarl Woese

15 July 1928

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin

05 February 1977

James D. WatsonJames D. Watson

06 April 1928

Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi

06 October 1937

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PZ MyersPZ Myers

09 March 1957

Stanley MillerStanley Miller

07 March 1930

Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci

16 January 1964

Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider

15 April 1961

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak

09 November 1952

Michael LevittMichael Levitt

09 May 1947

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Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala

12 March 1934

Linda B. BuckLinda B. Buck

29 January 1947

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie

15 January 1947

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie

15 January 1947

Paul GreengardPaul Greengard

11 December 1925

H. Robert HorvitzH. Robert Horvitz

08 May 1947

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Günter BlobelGünter Blobel

21 May 1936

Kathleen RubinsKathleen Rubins

14 October 1978

J. Michael BishopJ. Michael Bishop

22 February 1936

Oliver SmithiesOliver Smithies

23 June 1925

Irwin RoseIrwin Rose

16 July 1926

Thomas Huckle WellerThomas Huckle Weller

15 June 1915

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Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris

26 June 1949