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

Pharmacologists are researchers who study the composition, properties, usage and toxicology of drugs, and analyze how the drugs interact with biological systems. The main aim of undertaking research pharmacology is to understand how drugs work and how they can be safely utilized for maximum efficiency. Pharmacologists study the drug design, its molecular and cellular mechanisms, and chemical biology. The two main branches of pharmacology are pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Pharmacokinetics focuses on how the body affects the drug after administration and what chemical changes happen to the substances in the drug after it enters the body. Pharmacodynamics is the study of the effects of the drugs on the body and on the microorganisms present in the body. It analyses the relationship between drug action and effect. Pharmacologists undertake two main types of research: in vitro research that involves using cells or animal tissue, and in vivo research that uses whole animals to predict the effects of specific drugs on human beings. Areas of specialization in this field include clinical pharmacology, neuropharmacology, and regulatory pharmacology. Read on to browse through a list of world famous pharmacologists and read their biographies and timelines.
Alexander Fleming Alexander Fleming
British, Scottish

Howard Florey Howard Florey
Australian

Ferid Murad Ferid Murad
American

Salvador Moncada Salvador Moncada
Honduran, British
Carl Ferdinand Cori Carl Ferdinand Cori
Czech, American

Sir James W. Black Sir James W. Black
British, Scottish

Alexander ShulginAlexander Shulgin
American

George RyanGeorge Ryan
American

John PembertonJohn Pemberton
American

Frances Oldham KelseyFrances Oldham Kelsey
Canadian, American
Charles StrossCharles Stross
British

David HeroldDavid Herold
American
Rudolf VrbaRudolf Vrba
Canadian

Li ShizhenLi Shizhen
Chinese

Ignacy ŁukasiewiczIgnacy Łukasiewicz
Polish
Arvid CarlssonArvid Carlsson
Swedish

Zhang ZhongjingZhang Zhongjing
Chinese
John VaneJohn Vane
British

Colin MurdochColin Murdoch
New Zealander

Tao HongjingTao Hongjing
Chinese
William PrusoffWilliam Prusoff
American
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Karl Friedrich MohrKarl Friedrich Mohr
German
Louis S. GoodmanLouis S. Goodman
American

James BlackJames Black
British, Scottish

Frank BergerFrank Berger
Czech

Charles R. WalgreenCharles R. Walgreen
American
Joshua Harold BurnJoshua Harold Burn
British

CrateuasCrateuas
Greek

Alexander Theodore ShulginAlexander Theodore Shulgin
American

Charles-Jacques PoncetCharles-Jacques Poncet
French

Friedrich Karl KleineFriedrich Karl Kleine
German