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

The list you're viewing is made up of people like Sandra Steingraber and Lynn Margulis.

While this isn't a list of all female biologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female biologists?" and "Who are the best female biologists?"
Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Biologists
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Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a U.S. National Book Award, recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. This sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life from the shores to the depths. Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 57 (1907-1964)

Birthplace: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#54 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#82 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

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Dr. Kiki Sanford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Biologists
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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 Week in Science radio program and Dr. Kiki's Science Hour. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States of America

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Christine Lee is an English medical researcher. She is Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia in the University of London, and founding Editor of Haemophilia. She trained in medicine at the University of Oxford, where she was awarded First Class Honours and was the first female scholar of the University of Oxford Medical School. She was awarded a Doctorate of Science by the University of London in 1996. ...more on Wikipedia

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Elizabeth Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Biologists
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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 replenishes the telomere. For this work, she was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing it with Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak, becoming the only Tasmanian-born Nobel laureate. She also worked in medical ethics, and was controversially dismissed from the Bush Administration's President's Council on Bioethics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

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