Molecular Biologists

Molecular biologists study biology at the molecular level. Molecular biology is a field of biology that deals with the biochemical processes within living cells such as DNA, RNA, protein biosynthesis and genetic coding. Even though considered a distinct discipline, molecular biology overlaps with other scientific fields like biology and chemistry; several techniques and concepts of genetics and biochemistry are applicable to this science as well. Molecular biologists have in-depth knowledge of cell physiology, genetics and biochemistry which help them in analyzing the cell processes and codes in living organisms, including human beings. They use sophisticated equipment like DNA synthesizers, cloning kits, electron guns and temperature cyclers. They study the molecular basis of genetic variations, heredity and gene expressions to determine how some biological traits are passed on from generation to generation. By analyzing the cellular makeup of bacteria and viruses, they help doctors in understanding how these microorganisms cause diseases, and how they can be treated. Molecular biologists work primarily in laboratories and may be employed in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, colleges, environmental organizations, etc. to name a few. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous molecular biologists from all over the world.

 1 Kary Mullis

Kary Mullis
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Famous As: Biochemist, Molecular biologist, Chemist
Birthdate: December 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 2 James Watson

James Watson
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Famous As: Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 3 Francis Crick

Francis Crick
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Famous As: Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: July 28, 2004

 4 Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard
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Famous As: Molecular biologist, Photographer, Bhikkhu, Writer, Translator
Birthdate: February 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
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 5 Jack W. Szostak

Jack W. Szostak
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Famous As: Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist, Physician, Professor
Birthdate: November 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian, Polish, British, American

 6 Sydney Brenner

Sydney Brenner
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: January 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: South African
Died: April 5, 2019
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 7 Carol W. Greider

Carol W. Greider
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Famous As: Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist, Physician
Birthdate: April 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 8 Arthur Kornberg

Arthur Kornberg
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Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: March 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 26, 2007
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 9 Walter Gilbert

Walter Gilbert
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Famous As: Biochemist, Physicist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: March 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 10 Susumu Tonegawa

Susumu Tonegawa
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Famous As: Immunologist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: September 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese
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 11 Max Perutz

Max Ferdinand Perutz
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Famous As: Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: May 19, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: February 6, 2002

 12 Philip Allen Sharp

Philip Allen Sharp
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Famous As: Geneticist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 13 Peter Agre

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Famous As: Chemist, Molecular biologist, Professor
Birthdate: January 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 14 Richard J. Roberts

Richard J. Roberts
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Famous As: Biochemist, Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: September 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
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 15 Sidney Altman

Sidney Altman
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Famous As: Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: May 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian, American

 16 Shirley M. Tilghman

Shirley M. Tilghman
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Famous As: Molecular biologist, University teacher, Biochemist
Birthdate: September 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

 17 Seymour Benzer

Seymour Benzer
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: October 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 30, 2007

 18 Maclyn McCarty

Maclyn McCarty
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: June 9, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 2, 2005

 19 Susan Lindquist

Susan Lindquist
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: June 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: October 27, 2016

 20 Kenneth Murray

Kenneth Murray
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Famous As: Molecular biologist
Birthdate: December 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: April 7, 2013
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 21 Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson
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Famous As: Molecular biologist
Birthdate: July 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Scottish
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