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

Walter Bradford CannonWalter Bradford Cannon
American
John Scott HaldaneJohn Scott Haldane
British

Nicolae PaulescuNicolae Paulescu
Romanian

Brian KobilkaBrian Kobilka
American
Nathaniel KleitmanNathaniel Kleitman
Moldovan, American
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Santorio SantorioSantorio Santorio
Italian, Slovenian
Arthur GuytonArthur Guyton
American

Paul BertPaul Bert
French

John Boyd OrrJohn Boyd Orr
British, Scottish

Albert von KöllikerAlbert von Kölliker
Swiss
Jean Léonard Marie PoiseuilleJean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
French

Bernardo HoussayBernardo Houssay
Argentinian

Ernest StarlingErnest Starling
British

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

Richard KeynesRichard Keynes
British
Christian Gottfried EhrenbergChristian Gottfried Ehrenberg
German

Bert SakmannBert Sakmann
German
Nehemiah GrewNehemiah Grew
British

E. Morton JellinekE. Morton Jellinek
American

Carl LudwigCarl Ludwig
German
Felix Hoppe-SeylerFelix Hoppe-Seyler
German

Franciscus SylviusFranciscus Sylvius
Dutch
Julius von SachsJulius von Sachs
German

Lawrence Joseph HendersonLawrence Joseph Henderson
American

François MagendieFrançois Magendie
French

William BaylissWilliam Bayliss
British

Ewald HeringEwald Hering
German
Jean Pierre FlourensJean Pierre Flourens
French

Robert RemakRobert Remak
German, Polish

André Frédéric CournandAndré Frédéric Cournand
French, American

John MayowJohn Mayow
British
Ludwig BüchnerLudwig Büchner
German
Edward Albert Sharpey-SchaferEdward Albert Sharpey-Schafer
British

Jacques LoebJacques Loeb
German, American

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

Dickinson W. RichardsDickinson W. Richards
American
Ernst Wilhelm von BrückeErnst Wilhelm von Brücke
German

Henri DutrochetHenri Dutrochet
French
Emil Christian HansenEmil Christian Hansen
Danish

Pierre Jean Georges CabanisPierre Jean Georges Cabanis
French

Jean SenebierJean Senebier
Swiss
Dennis Robert HoaglandDennis Robert Hoagland
American

Jacob MoleschottJacob Moleschott
Dutch
Wilhelm PfefferWilhelm Pfeffer
German

Carl von VoitCarl von Voit
German

Kenneth V. ThimannKenneth V. Thimann
British, American
Karl Theodor Ernst von SieboldKarl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
German

Nicolas-Théodore de SaussureNicolas-Théodore de Saussure
Swiss
Sir Patrick MansonSir Patrick Manson
Scottish

Michael FosterMichael Foster
British

Reinier de GraafReinier de Graaf
Dutch

Marshall HallMarshall Hall
British
Moritz SchiffMoritz Schiff
German

Jan Baptista van HelmontJan Baptista van Helmont
Belgian

Charles Robert RichetCharles Robert Richet
French

William HewsonWilliam Hewson
British

Wilhelm Ludvig JohannsenWilhelm Ludvig Johannsen
Danish
Jan Evangelista PurkinjeJan Evangelista Purkinje
Czech

Emil Heinrich Du Bois-ReymondEmil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond
German
Shiga KiyoshiShiga Kiyoshi
Japanese