Women Biologists

Throughout history, there have been many women biologists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female biologists such as Rachel Carson, Lynn Margulis, Elizabeth Blackburn, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Marguerite Vogt.The women biologists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Juliane Koepcke

Juliane Koepcke
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Famous As: Lone Survivor of 1971 LANSA Plane Crash
Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German, Peruvian
Juliane Koepcke is a German Peruvian mammalogist. She is well-known for being the only survivor of the Líneas Aéreas Nacionales S.A. Flight 508 plane crash; she survived ten days in the Amazon rainforest after surviving a fall of 9843 feet while strapped to her airplane seat. Her story inspired films like Miracles Still Happen (1974) and Wings of Hope (1998).

 2 Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
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Famous As: Marine biologist
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 14, 1964

 3 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
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Famous As: Business woman
Birthdate: March 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 4 Nell Newman

Nell Newman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 5 Nettie Stevens

Nettie Stevens
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: July 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 4, 1912

 6 Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: November 22, 2011

 7 Kathleen Rubins

Kathleen Rubins
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Famous As: Astronaut, Biologist
Birthdate: October 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 8 Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn
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Famous As: American-Australian researcher
Birthdate: November 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian, American

 9 Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
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Famous As: Virologist
Birthdate: July 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French

 10 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

 11 Lynika Strozier

Lynika Strozier
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 7, 2020

 12 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: October 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German

 13 Linda B. Buck

Linda B. Buck
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Famous As: American biologist
Birthdate: January 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 14 Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield

Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield
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Famous As: Politician, Biologist
Birthdate: October 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 15 Naomi Mitchison

Naomi Mitchison
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 1, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Scottish
Died: January 11, 1999

 16 Janet Rowley

Janet Rowley
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: April 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 17, 2013

 17 Rebecca Lancefield

Rebecca Lancefield
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Famous As: Microbiologist
Birthdate: January 5, 1895
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: March 3, 1981

 18 Anne McLaren

Anne McLaren
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: April 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: July 7, 2007

 19 Jeanne Villepreux-Power

Jeanne Villepreux-Power
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: September 24, 1794
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: January 25, 1871

 20 Mary Styles Harris

Mary Styles Harris
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: June 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 21 Ruth Sager

Ruth Sager
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: February 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 29, 1997

 22 Marguerite Vogt

Marguerite Vogt
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Famous As: Biologist & Virologist
Birthdate: February 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 6, 2007

 23 Margaret Warner Morley

Margaret Warner Morley
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 17, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 12, 1923

 24 Pythias

Pythias
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Greek

 25 Ana Aslan

Ana Aslan
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: January 1, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Romanian
Died: May 20, 1988

 26 Eugenia Del Pino

Eugenia Del Pino
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: April 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Ecuadorian

 27 Marta Tufet

Marta Tufet
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Spanish, British