Biologist celebrities

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Pete Larson Facts

Peter Lars Larson (born 1952) is an American paleontologist, fossil collector, and president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, a company that excavates, prepares, and sells fossils. He led the team that excavated “Sue”, the largest

Leslie B. Vosshall Facts

Leslie Birgit Vosshall, Ph.D., (born July 5, 1965) is an American neurobiologist who is well known for her contributions in the field of olfaction, particularly for the discovery and subsequent characterization of the insect olfactory receptor family

Osamu Shimomura Facts

Osamu Shimomura (下村 脩, Shimomura Osamu, born August 27, 1928) is a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and Professor Emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine

Howard Cedar Facts

Howard Cedar or Chaim Cedar (Hebrew: חיים סידר; born January 12, 1943) is an Israeli American biochemist who worked on DNA methylation, the mechanism that turns genes on and off.

Ingrid Visser Facts

Ingrid Natasha Visser (born 20 February 1966 at Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand) is a marine biologist known for studying orcas. She regularly lectures on the subject aboard cruise ships, especially in Antarctica, and has been featured in multipl

Alice Catherine Evans Facts

Alice Catherine Evans (January 29, 1881 – September 5, 1975) was an American microbiologist. She became a researcher at the US Department of Agriculture. There she investigated bacteriology in milk and cheese. She later demonstrated that Bacillus a

Clara Bracken McMillen Facts

Clara Bracken McMillen (October 2, 1898 – April 30, 1982) was an American researcher. The wife of Alfred Kinsey, she contributed to the Kinsey Reports on human sexuality.Life and careerBorn in Bloomington, Indiana, the only child of Josephine (née

Roger Arliner Young Facts

Roger Arliner Young (1889 – November 9, 1964) was an American scientist of zoology, biology, and marine biology. She was the first African American woman to receive a doctorate degree in zoology.

Alice S. Huang Facts

Alice S. Huang (traditional Chinese: 黃詩厚; simplified Chinese: 黄诗厚; Pinyin: Huáng Shīhòu; Wade–Giles: Huang Shih-Hou) is an American biologist specialized in microbiology and virology. She is Senior Faculty Associate in Biology at the

Lin Chao Facts

Professor Lin Chao is a Chinese Brazilian American evolutionary biologist and geneticist. Professor Chao gained his PhD in 1977 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as a student of Bruce R. Levin (now at Emory University), and was a NIH pos

Elizabeth Blackburn Facts

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN (born 26 November 1948) is an Australian-American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the ch

Nahum Sonenberg Facts

Nahum Sonenberg, OC FRS FRSC (Hebrew: נחום סוננברג‎‎; born December 29, 1946) is an Israeli Canadian microbiologist and biochemist. He is a James McGill professor of biochemistry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He was an HHMI