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

Physiologists study the functions of living organisms. Physiology is the science of understanding the mechanical, physical and biochemical functioning in a living system. The organs, organ systems, cells, and bio-chemical molecules that constitute the living organism are analyzed to understand the physical and chemical functions that take place within the organism. The field of physiology is closely related to anatomy and the two sciences are often studied in tandem. Physiologists conduct research on the organ system and cellular structure of animals and plants. They study processes like respiration, growth, movement, digestion, reproduction, excretion and other functions of living organisms under different conditions. They determine the effects of external environmental factors like presence of pollutants and carcinogens on their life processes and functions. Physiologists may work in hospitals and help in the development of new and improved treatment regimes for patients. One very popular job option is that of exercise physiologist. They study how the body responds to training and exercises and help athletes and sports people to follow a scientifically designed food and exercise schedule. Physiologists may specialize in human physiology, animal physiology, plant physiology, or the sub-branches under any of these fields. This section gives you information about the life and works of various famous physiologists from all over the world.

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi
Austrian, Hungarian, American

Ragnar Granit Ragnar Granit
Finnish, Swedish

Charles Brenton Charles Brenton Huggins
Canadian, American

Charles Best Charles Best
Canadian, American
Johann Friedrich BlumenbachJohann Friedrich Blumenbach
German

Santorio SantorioSantorio Santorio
Italian, Slovenian
Walter Bradford CannonWalter Bradford Cannon
American

John Scott HaldaneJohn Scott Haldane
British

Brian KobilkaBrian Kobilka
American
Nathaniel KleitmanNathaniel Kleitman
Moldovan, American
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Arthur GuytonArthur Guyton
American
Ernest StarlingErnest Starling
British

Paul BertPaul Bert
French

Charles-Édouard Brown-SéquardCharles-Édouard Brown-Séquard
Mauritian

Christian Gottfried EhrenbergChristian Gottfried Ehrenberg
German
Ernst Wilhelm von BrückeErnst Wilhelm von Brücke
German

Richard KeynesRichard Keynes
British

Albert von KöllikerAlbert von Kölliker
Swiss

François MagendieFrançois Magendie
French

Felix Hoppe-SeylerFelix Hoppe-Seyler
German
Pierre Jean Georges CabanisPierre Jean Georges Cabanis
French

Franciscus SylviusFranciscus Sylvius
Dutch
E. Morton JellinekE. Morton Jellinek
American

Bert SakmannBert Sakmann
German

Julius von SachsJulius von Sachs
German
Jean SenebierJean Senebier
Swiss

Robert RemakRobert Remak
German, Polish
Ewald HeringEwald Hering
German

Lawrence Joseph HendersonLawrence Joseph Henderson
American

Jean Pierre FlourensJean Pierre Flourens
French

Nehemiah GrewNehemiah Grew
British

John MayowJohn Mayow
British
Ludwig BüchnerLudwig Büchner
German

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st BaronetSir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
British

Carl LudwigCarl Ludwig
German

William BaylissWilliam Bayliss
British
Jacques LoebJacques Loeb
German, American
Emil Christian HansenEmil Christian Hansen
Danish

Dennis Robert HoaglandDennis Robert Hoagland
American

Dickinson W. RichardsDickinson W. Richards
American

Henri DutrochetHenri Dutrochet
French
Karl Theodor Ernst von SieboldKarl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
German

Sir Patrick MansonSir Patrick Manson
Scottish
Wilhelm PfefferWilhelm Pfeffer
German

Kenneth V. ThimannKenneth V. Thimann
British, American

Jacob MoleschottJacob Moleschott
Dutch
Carl von VoitCarl von Voit
German

Nicolas-Théodore de SaussureNicolas-Théodore de Saussure
Swiss
Michael FosterMichael Foster
British

Reinier de GraafReinier de Graaf
Dutch

Marshall HallMarshall Hall
British
Moritz SchiffMoritz Schiff
German

Wilhelm Ludvig JohannsenWilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
Danish
Charles Robert RichetCharles Robert Richet
French

Jan Baptista van HelmontJan Baptista van Helmont
Belgian

William HewsonWilliam Hewson
British

Emil Heinrich Du Bois-ReymondEmil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond
German
Jan Evangelista PurkinjeJan Evangelista Purkinje
Czech

Shiga KiyoshiShiga Kiyoshi
Japanese