List of famous biologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

More From Biologists
Biologists’ job involves the study of living organism and their relationship with natural world. They try to discover the mechanism of living creatures with their study of the origin, habits and genetic structure of those organisms. Study of wildlife is an important aspect of a biologist’s job. Methods like identification and observation play a major role in this concern. Various factors of environmental issue that affect wildlife are also important in this context. There are many biologists whose working area is concerned with zoo animals. They work for the preservation of endangered species in a systematic way. Based on their study, they prepare reports that are published in various scientific journals. Biologists working in healthcare sector work to prevent deadly diseases by identifying harmful virus. There are many biologists who serve in environmental management and conservation field. Their work involves providing solution for environmental problems and preservation of nature. Marine biologists conduct study on animals and plants that live in salt water. Biologists working in educational sector engage themselves in the publication of their study in different journals besides imparting education at classrooms. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines and trivia about some of the world’s most famous biologists.

Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming
British, Scottish

Juliane Koepcke Juliane Koepcke
German, Peruvian

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Indian, British, American

Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn
Australian, American

Ernst Mayr Ernst Mayr
American

Continue Reading Below

George Wald George Wald
American

Sidney Altman Sidney Altman
Canadian, American

Gustav Nossal Gustav Nossal
Australian

Luc MontagnierLuc Montagnier
French

Jeremy WadeJeremy Wade
British

Michael LevittMichael Levitt
American, South African

Eugene SledgeEugene Sledge
American
Bruce LiptonBruce Lipton
American
Kiran Mazumdar-ShawKiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Indian

Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
Indian, American

Nell NewmanNell Newman
American

Bruce Edwards IvinsBruce Edwards Ivins
American
Aubrey de GreyAubrey de Grey
British

Paul NursePaul Nurse
British
Nikolai VavilovNikolai Vavilov
Russian

TheophrastusTheophrastus
Greek

Jeff CorwinJeff Corwin
American
James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Craig VenterCraig Venter
American
Yoshinori OhsumiYoshinori Ohsumi
Japanese

Paul R. EhrlichPaul R. Ehrlich
American

J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British
Pierre JoliotPierre Joliot
French

Shinya YamanakaShinya Yamanaka
Japanese
Françoise Barré-SinoussiFrançoise Barré-Sinoussi
French

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron RothschildWalter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
British

Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
British

Kathleen RubinsKathleen Rubins
American
Richard OwenRichard Owen
British

Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
American

John Edward GrayJohn Edward Gray
British

Carl WoeseCarl Woese
American

Ilya Ivanovich IvanovIlya Ivanovich Ivanov
-
Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian

Keith L. MooreKeith L. Moore
Canadian
Sydney BrennerSydney Brenner
British, South African

Charles Lucien BonaparteCharles Lucien Bonaparte
French

Ludwig von BertalanffyLudwig von Bertalanffy
Austrian, Canadian
Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
Scottish

Lazzaro SpallanzaniLazzaro Spallanzani
Italian
Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
Ukrainian, American

Andrew BaldwinAndrew Baldwin
American
Friedrich MiescherFriedrich Miescher
Swiss

Matthias Jakob SchleidenMatthias Jakob Schleiden
German

Leonard AdlemanLeonard Adleman
American
Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American

John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
British
Bill MollisonBill Mollison
Australian