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
Thomas Hunt MorganThomas Hunt Morgan
25 September 1866
Geneticist

Karl LandsteinerKarl Landsteiner
14 June 1868
Physician

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

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist
Ernst MayrErnst Mayr
05 July 1904
Biologist

Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
14 August 1883
Biologist

Philip Allen SharpPhilip Allen Sharp
06 June 1944
Geneticist, Molecular Biologist

Sidney AltmanSidney Altman
07 May 1939
Molecular Biologist

Hamilton Othanel SmithHamilton O. Smith
23 August 1931
Microbiologist
George WaldGeorge Wald
18 November 1906
Scientist

Daniel NathansDaniel Nathans
30 October 1928
Microbiologist

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

Eric Francis WieschausEric F. Wieschaus
08 June 1947
Development Biologist
Marguerite VogtMarguerite Vogt
13 February 1913
Biologist & Virologist

Kathleen RubinsKathleen Rubins
14 October 1978
Astronaut, Biologist
Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
04 November 1923
Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher,

Paul StametsPaul Stamets
17 July 1955
Mycologist

Nell NewmanNell Newman
08 April 1959
Actress
Bruce LiptonBruce Lipton
21 October 1944
Biologist

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
22 April 1946
Biologist, Scientist, Circus performer, Politician
Michael LevittMichael Levitt
09 May 1947
Physicist, Biologist, Bioinformatician, Chemist,

Craig VenterCraig Venter
14 October 1946
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of

Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
21 July 1970
Physician
Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
11 July 1967
biologist, television presenter, actor

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Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
29 May 1932
Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher
Carl WoeseCarl Woese
15 July 1928
American microbiologist

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

Charles DavenportCharles Davenport
01 June 1866
Biologist

Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
16 January 1964
Biologist, Philosopher, Geneticist, Writer,
Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
15 April 1961
Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist,
Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
06 October 1937
Molecular Geneticist

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

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
05 February 1977
Biologist, Officer, Model

Leonard AdlemanLeonard Adleman
31 December 1945
Computer Scientist
Karl Patterson SchmidtKarl Patterson Schmidt
19 June 1890
American zoologist

Richard Evans SchultesRichard Evans Schultes
12 January 1915
Biologist

Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
24 January 1900
Geneticist

Barry CommonerBarry Commoner
28 May 1917
Biologist

Stanley MillerStanley Miller
07 March 1930
Chemist, Biologist, University teacher
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
07 July 1861
Geneticist

Judah FolkmanJudah Folkman
24 February 1933
Scientist
Linda B. BuckLinda B. Buck
29 January 1947
American biologist

Daniel LiebermanDaniel Lieberman
03 June 1964
Paleoanthropologist

Randy SchekmanRandy Schekman
30 December 1948
Biologist
Howard Thomas OdumHoward Thomas Odum
01 September 1924
Ecologist

Carl AkeleyCarl Akeley
19 May 1864
Taxidermist
Craig C. MelloCraig C. Mello
18 October 1960
Biologist

Jeffrey C. HallJeffrey C. Hall
03 May 1945
Geneticist

Michael W. YoungMichael W. Young
28 March 1949
Biologist

Eugene OdumEugene Odum
17 September 1913
Biologist

Andrew FireAndrew Fire
27 April 1959
Biologist
Thomas C. SüdhofThomas C. Südhof
22 December 1955
Biochemist

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist

Martin ChalfieMartin Chalfie
15 January 1947
American scientist

Michael RosbashMichael Rosbash
07 March 1944
Geneticist
H. Robert HorvitzH. Robert Horvitz
08 May 1947
Biologist

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
12 March 1934
Biologist, Geneticist, Philosopher, University
Paul GreengardPaul Greengard
11 December 1925
Neuroscientist

Günter BlobelGünter Blobel
21 May 1936
Biologist

Lynika StrozierLynika Strozier
28 August 1984
Biologist
J. Michael BishopJ. Michael Bishop
22 February 1936
Immunologist

Donald KennedyDonald Kennedy
18 August 1931
Scientist
Franklin W. StahlFranklin W. Stahl
08 October 1929
Geneticist

Oliver SmithiesOliver Smithies
23 June 1925
Geneticist

Richard GoldschmidtRichard Goldschmidt
12 April 1878
Geneticist
Leigh Van ValenLeigh Van Valen
12 August 1935
Biologist

Rebecca LancefieldRebecca Lancefield
05 January 1895
Microbiologist
Arthur GalstonArthur Galston
21 April 1920
Biologist

Alexander RichAlexander Rich
15 November 1924
Biologist

Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
05 April 1925
Geneticist

Willy BurgdorferWilly Burgdorfer
27 June 1925
Scientist
G. Ledyard StebbinsG. Ledyard Stebbins
06 January 1906
Botanist
Fred GageFred Gage
08 October 1950
Professor

Irwin RoseIrwin Rose
16 July 1926
American Biologist

Jacques LoebJacques Loeb
07 April 1859
Physiologist

Paul Alfred WeissPaul Alfred Weiss
21 March 1898
Biologist
Raymond PearlRaymond Pearl
03 June 1879
Biologist

Keith Roberts PorterKeith Roberts Porter
11 June 1912
Biologist

Charles YanofskyCharles Yanofsky
17 April 1925
Geneticist

George EngelmannGeorge Engelmann
02 February 1809
Botanist

Alfred RomerAlfred Romer
28 December 1894
Paleontologist
Ruth SagerRuth Sager
07 February 1918
Geneticist

George Harrison ShullGeorge Harrison Shull
15 April 1874
Plant biologist
Norton ZinderNorton Zinder
07 November 1928
Biologist

Vernon IngramVernon Ingram
19 May 1924
Professor
Curt RichterCurt Richter
20 February 1894
Biologist
Edwin ConklinEdwin Conklin
24 November 1863
Biologist