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

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Geneticists study genes, heredity, and hereditary transmission. They conduct research on inheritance of genes and how certain characteristics are passed on from one generation to another. They study the origin and transmission of specific inherited traits such as colour of eyes, colour and texture of hair, height, diseases resistance, hereditary diseases, etc. Geneticists need to posses a solid background in sciences like biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Their work has application in a variety of fields like academics, medicine, research, agriculture, crime, and industries. Geneticists working in the medical field diagnose hereditary conditions in patients and help them in disease management. They calculate the genetic risk of faulty genes being passed on to potential offsprings, study congenital malformations and conduct mutation analysis. Genetic counselors provide information and advice to families that struggle with hereditary diseases. Agricultural geneticists help in the development of newer varieties of crops that have certain desired characteristics like bigger size of fruits, more nutritive value, seedless fruits, etc. and are more disease resistant than traditional crops. Genetics also has applications in the field of research and development, and university teaching. Read on to discover the life and works of famous geneticists from all over the world through a splendid collection of biographies, timelines and trivia.

Francis CollinsFrancis Collins
American
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
Indian, British

Luther BurbankLuther Burbank
American
Carol W. GreiderCarol W. Greider
American

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian

Spencer WellsSpencer Wells
American
Theodosius DobzhanskyTheodosius Dobzhansky
Ukrainian, American
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Massimo PigliucciMassimo Pigliucci
American
John Maynard SmithJohn Maynard Smith
British

Hugo de VriesHugo de Vries
Dutch

George R. PriceGeorge R. Price
American

Sewall WrightSewall Wright
American
Nettie StevensNettie Stevens
American

August WeismannAugust Weismann
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Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
Canadian, Polish, British, American

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer
German

Mario CapecchiMario Capecchi
Italian, American
Michael RosbashMichael Rosbash
American

Cyril BurtCyril Burt
British
Alfred SturtevantAlfred Sturtevant
American

Francisco J. AyalaFrancisco J. Ayala
Spanish, American

Reginald PunnettReginald Punnett
British
Ian WilmutIan Wilmut
British

Matthew MeselsonMatthew Meselson
American
Seymour BenzerSeymour Benzer
American

Andrew FireAndrew Fire
American

Michael W. YoungMichael W. Young
American

Luigi Luca Cavalli-SforzaLuigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Italian

Rudolf JaenischRudolf Jaenisch
German, Polish
Bruce BeutlerBruce Beutler
American

Jeffrey C. HallJeffrey C. Hall
American

Carl CorrensCarl Correns
German

Janet RowleyJanet Rowley
American
G. Ledyard StebbinsG. Ledyard Stebbins
American
Mathilde KrimMathilde Krim
Israeli

Victor A. McKusickVictor A. McKusick
American

Richard GoldschmidtRichard Goldschmidt
German, American

Edmund Beecher WilsonEdmund Beecher Wilson
American
Walter SuttonWalter Sutton
American

Maclyn McCartyMaclyn McCarty
American
Theodor BoveriTheodor Boveri
German

Calvin BridgesCalvin Bridges
American

George Davis SnellGeorge Davis Snell
American
James V. NeelJames V. Neel
American

Charles YanofskyCharles Yanofsky
American
Susan LindquistSusan Lindquist
American

E. B. FordE. B. Ford
British

Joe Hin TjioJoe Hin Tjio
Indonesian
Evelyn M. WitkinEvelyn M. Witkin
American

Fred GageFred Gage
American
Stephen ElledgeStephen Elledge
American

Theophilus PainterTheophilus Painter
American

Alfred G. KnudsonAlfred G. Knudson
American

Ruth SagerRuth Sager
American
George Harrison ShullGeorge Harrison Shull
American

Curt RichterCurt Richter
American

C. D. DarlingtonC. D. Darlington
British

Robert ChambersRobert Chambers
Scottish

Edith Rebecca SaundersEdith Rebecca Saunders
British
Herbert Spencer JenningsHerbert Spencer Jennings
American

Guido PontecorvoGuido Pontecorvo
Italian, Scottish
Edward Murray EastEdward Murray East
American

Donald F. JonesDonald F. Jones
American

Egerton BrydgesEgerton Brydges
British
Mary Styles HarrisMary Styles Harris
American

Torbjörn CasperssonTorbjörn Caspersson
Swedish
Barton ChildsBarton Childs
American

Wilhelm Ludvig JohannsenWilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
Danish
Franklin W. StahlFranklin W. Stahl
American

C.H. WaddingtonC.H. Waddington
British

Anselm Of Saint MaryAnselm Of Saint Mary
French
Félix d'HérelleFélix d'Hérelle
Canadian, French