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List of famous physiologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top physiologists in the world? This includes the most prominent physiologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable physiologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic physiologists 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 physiologists.

Examples include Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Ulf von Euler.

From reputable, prominent, and well known physiologists to the lesser known physiologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the physiologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous physiologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous physiologists?" then you're in the right place. (47 items)
Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to achieve the record of six spaceflights. ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

Profession: Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist, Astronaut Computer scientist, + more

Credits: Mission to Mars

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Dr. Kiki Sanford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford is an American science communicator. After working at the University of California, Davis as a research scientist in neurophysiology, she left research work to pursue a career in science communication. Her work has included multiple audio and video programs, including the This ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States of America

Profession: Radio producer, Biologist, Journalist, Physiologist Television producer, + more

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Barry Bishop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Barry Chapman Bishop was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, he was a member of the first American team to summit Mount Everest, on May 22, 1963. He worked for the National Geographic Society for ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1932-1994)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Climatologist, Scholar, Physiologist, Diplomat Climber, + more

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Claude Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Claude Bernard was a French physiologist. Historian I. Bernard Cohen of Harvard University called Bernard "one of the greatest of all men of science". Among many other accomplishments, he was one of the first to suggest the use of blind experiments to ensure the objectivity of scientific ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1813-1878)

Birthplace: Saint-Julien, Rhône, France

Profession: Physiologist

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Ivan Pavlov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning. From his childhood days Pavlov demonstrated intellectual brilliance along with an unusual energy which he named "the instinct for research". Inspired by the progressive ideas which D. I. Pisarev, ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1849-1936)

Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia, Ryazan Oblast, EuropeAsia, + more

Profession: Physiologist, Psychologist, Physician

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Bert Sakmann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Bert Sakmann is a German cell physiologist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Erwin Neher in 1991 for their work on "the function of single ion channels in cells," and invention of the patch clamp. Bert Sakmann was Professor at Heidelberg University and is an Emeritus ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Profession: Physiologist, Professor

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Jan Baptist van Helmont is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Jan Baptist van Helmont was a Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician. He worked during the years just after Paracelsus and iatrochemistry, and is sometimes considered to be "the founder of pneumatic chemistry". Van Helmont is remembered today largely for his ideas on spontaneous generation, ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1580-1644)

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Profession: Physiologist, Chemist, Physician

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Adolf Eugen Fick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Physiologists
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Adolf Eugen Fick was a German-born physician and physiologist. ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1829-1901)

Birthplace: Kassel, Germany

Profession: Physiologist, Physicist, Physician

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