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

Louis AgassizLouis Agassiz
28 May 1807
Geologist
David BaltimoreDavid Baltimore
07 March 1938
Virologist

Karl LandsteinerKarl Landsteiner
14 June 1868
Physician

Thomas Hunt MorganThomas Hunt Morgan
25 September 1866
Geneticist
Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

Ernst MayrErnst Mayr
05 July 1904
Biologist
Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn
26 November 1948
American-Australian researcher

Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
14 August 1883
Biologist

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

Hamilton Othanel SmithHamilton O. Smith
23 August 1931
Microbiologist

George WaldGeorge Wald
18 November 1906
Scientist
Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
07 May 1939
Molecular Biologist

Daniel NathansDaniel Nathans
30 October 1928
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,
Bruce LiptonBruce Lipton
21 October 1944
Biologist

Michael LevittMichael Levitt
09 May 1947
Physicist, Biologist, Bioinformatician, Chemist,

Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
21 July 1970
Physician
Nell NewmanNell Newman
08 April 1959
Actress

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
22 April 1946
Biologist, Scientist, Circus performer, Politician
Kathleen RubinsKathleen Rubins
14 October 1978
Astronaut, Biologist

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
11 July 1967
biologist, television presenter, actor

Craig VenterCraig Venter
14 October 1946
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of
Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
29 May 1932
Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher

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

Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
24 January 1900
Geneticist

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

Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
16 January 1964
Biologist, Philosopher, Geneticist, Writer,
Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
05 February 1977
Biologist, Officer, Model
Leonard AdlemanLeonard Adleman
31 December 1945
Computer Scientist

Charles DavenportCharles Davenport
01 June 1866
Biologist

Barry CommonerBarry Commoner
28 May 1917
Biologist

Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
07 July 1861
Geneticist
Karl Patterson SchmidtKarl Patterson Schmidt
19 June 1890
American zoologist

Richard Evans SchultesRichard Evans Schultes
12 January 1915
Biologist

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

Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
06 October 1937
Molecular Geneticist

Linda B. BuckLinda B. Buck
29 January 1947
American biologist
Michael RosbashMichael Rosbash
07 March 1944
Geneticist

Stanley MillerStanley Miller
07 March 1930
Chemist, Biologist, University teacher
Randy SchekmanRandy Schekman
30 December 1948
Biologist

Judah FolkmanJudah Folkman
24 February 1933
Scientist

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
12 March 1934
Biologist, Geneticist, Philosopher, University
Carl AkeleyCarl Akeley
19 May 1864
Taxidermist

J. Michael BishopJ. Michael Bishop
22 February 1936
Immunologist
Andrew FireAndrew Fire
27 April 1959
Biologist

Michael W. YoungMichael W. Young
28 March 1949
Biologist

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist

Günter BlobelGünter Blobel
21 May 1936
Biologist
Jeffrey C. HallJeffrey C. Hall
03 May 1945
Geneticist

Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
11 December 1925
Neuroscientist

Thomas C. SüdhofThomas C. Südhof
22 December 1955
Biochemist

H. Robert HorvitzH. Robert Horvitz
08 May 1947
Biologist
Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
05 April 1925
Geneticist

Oliver SmithiesOliver Smithies
23 June 1925
Geneticist
G. Ledyard StebbinsG. Ledyard Stebbins
06 January 1906
Botanist

Alexander RichAlexander Rich
15 November 1924
Biologist

Daniel LiebermanDaniel Lieberman
03 June 1964
Paleoanthropologist
Arthur GalstonArthur Galston
21 April 1920
Biologist

Thomas Huckle WellerThomas Huckle Weller
15 June 1915
Virologist
Richard GoldschmidtRichard Goldschmidt
12 April 1878
Geneticist

Paul Alfred WeissPaul Alfred Weiss
21 March 1898
Biologist

Willy BurgdorferWilly Burgdorfer
27 June 1925
Scientist
Rebecca LancefieldRebecca Lancefield
05 January 1895
Microbiologist

Irwin RoseIrwin Rose
16 July 1926
American Biologist
Leigh Van ValenLeigh Van Valen
12 August 1935
Biologist

Charles YanofskyCharles Yanofsky
17 April 1925
Geneticist

George SmithGeorge Smith
10 March 1941
Biologist

George EngelmannGeorge Engelmann
02 February 1809
Botanist
Jacques LoebJacques Loeb
07 April 1859
Physiologist
Raymond PearlRaymond Pearl
03 June 1879
Biologist

Alfred RomerAlfred Romer
28 December 1894
Paleontologist

Fred GageFred Gage
08 October 1950
Professor

Keith Roberts PorterKeith Roberts Porter
11 June 1912
Biologist
Ruth SagerRuth Sager
07 February 1918
Geneticist

George Harrison ShullGeorge Harrison Shull
15 April 1874
Plant biologist

Curt RichterCurt Richter
20 February 1894
Biologist

Vernon IngramVernon Ingram
19 May 1924
Professor

Craig C. MelloCraig C. Mello
18 October 1960
Biologist
Norton ZinderNorton Zinder
07 November 1928
Biologist

Lawrence B. SlobodkinLawrence B. Slobodkin
22 June 1928
Ecologist
Edwin ConklinEdwin Conklin
24 November 1863
Biologist

Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris
26 June 1949
Scientist
Kenneth S. NorrisKenneth S. Norris
11 August 1924
Biologist
Daniel MaziaDaniel Mazia
18 December 1912
Biologist