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List of Famous Biochemists

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List of famous biochemists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top biochemists in the world? This includes the most prominent biochemists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable biochemists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic biochemists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned biochemists.

Examples of people on this list include Linus Pauling and Peggy Whitson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known biochemists to the lesser known biochemists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the biochemist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous biochemists ever?" and "What are the names of famous biochemists?" then you're in the right place. (105 items)
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    Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Biochemists
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    Isaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)
    • Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
    • Profession: Biochemist, Historian, Novelist, Author, Essayist, + more
    • Credits: Bicentennial Man, I, Robot, Gandahar, Nightfall
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    Linus Pauling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Biochemists
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    Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1901-1994)
    • Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
    • Profession: Biochemist, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Quantum chemist
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    Peggy Whitson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Biochemists
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    Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher, NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5. Her second mission launched October 10, 2007, as the first female ...more

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    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Biochemist, Astronaut, Biomedical sciences
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    Shannon Lucid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Biochemists
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    Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. She has flown in space five times including a prolonged mission aboard the Mir space station in 1996; she is ...more

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    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: China, Shanghai
    • Profession: Biochemist, Astronaut
    • Credits: The Wild Blue Yonder, Mission to Mir: IMAX
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    Lawrence J. DeLucas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Biochemists
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    James "Larry" DeLucas is an American biochemist who flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-50 as a Payload Specialist. He was born on July 11, 1950 in Syracuse, New York, and is currently married with three children. His recreational interests include basketball, scuba diving, bowling, model ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Biochemist
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    Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Biochemists
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    Gerty Theresa Cori was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Cori was born in Prague. Growing up at a time when women were marginalized in science and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1896-1957)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Biochemist, Chemist, Scientist
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    Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., or Mila Rechcigl, is a trained biochemist, nutritionist and cancer researcher, writer, editor, historian, bibliographer and genealogist. He was one of the founders and past President for many years of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences.more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Biochemist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Nutritionist, + more
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    Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN 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 chromosome. Blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
    • Profession: Biochemist, Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Professor, Researcher, + more
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