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

These people, like Peggy Whitson and Mary Ann Leeper include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all female biochemists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female biochemists?" and "Who are the best female biochemists?"
Peggy Whitson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female 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 ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Biochemist, Astronaut, Biomedical sciences

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Shannon Lucid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female 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 ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Profession: Biochemist, Astronaut

Credits: The Wild Blue Yonder, Mission to Mir: IMAX

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Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female 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

Age: Died at 61 (1896-1957)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Profession: Biochemist, Chemist, Scientist

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Elizabeth Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Biochemists
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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

Age: 68

Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

Profession: Biochemist, Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Professor, Researcher, + more

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