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List of famous male virologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male virologists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being virologists. There are thousand of males working as virologists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic virologists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a virologist then the people below should give you inspiration.

You can rank all of these people, from Max Theiler to Robert Webster.

While this isn't a list of all male virologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male virologists?" and "Who are the best male virologists?"
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Ian Gust


Ian David Gust AO MD, BS, BSc, DipBact, FRCPA, FRACP, MASM, FT is an Australian medical researcher, virologist, and former science administrator. Gust's area of work is in the development of drugs and vaccines against viral diseases and he is best known for the development of vaccines against the ...more

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Age: 74

Profession: Virologist, Professor

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Harald zur Hausen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Virologists
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Harald zur Hausen is a German virologist and professor emeritus. He has done research on cancer of the cervix, where he discovered the role of papilloma viruses, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008. ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Profession: Virologist, Professor, Scientist

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Renato Dulbecco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Virologists
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Renato Dulbecco was an Italian virologist, later a naturalized American citizen, who won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on oncoviruses, which are viruses that can cause cancer when they infect animal cells. He studied at the University of Turin under Giuseppe Levi, along ...more

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Age: Died at 98 (1914-2012)

Birthplace: Catanzaro, Italy

Profession: Virologist

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J. Michael Bishop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Virologists
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John Michael Bishop is an American immunologist and microbiologist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Harold E. Varmus and was co-winner of 1984 Alfred P. Sloan Prize. He currently serves as an active faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Virologist

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Max Theiler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Virologists
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Max Theiler was a South African-American virologist and doctor. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1951 for developing a vaccine against yellow fever in 1937, becoming the first African-born Nobel laureate. Born in Pretoria, Theiler was educated in South Africa through ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1899-1972)

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

Profession: Virologist

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Jean Cohen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Virologists
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Jean Cohen was a French scientist, known for his studies on rotaviruses. ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1941-2004)

Birthplace: Tunisia

Profession: Virologist

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Frank Macfarlane Burnet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Virologists
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Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, OM AK KBE FRS FAA FRSNZ, usually known as Macfarlane or Mac Burnet, was an Australian virologist best known for his contributions to immunology. He won the Nobel Prize in 1960 for predicting acquired immune tolerance and was best known for developing the theory of clonal ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1899-1985)

Birthplace: Traralgon, Australia

Profession: Virologist

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Antoine Béclère, virologist, immunologist, was a pioneer in radiology. In 1897 he created the first laboratory of radiology in Paris. ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1856-1939)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Radiologist, Virologist, Radiology, Immunologist

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