Famous People who Majored in Biochemistry

List of famous people who majored in biochemistry, including photos when available. This list of famous biochemistry majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in biochemistry. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in biochemistry you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were biochemistry majors?" and "Which famous people studied biochemistry?"

  • Christine Poon is the current vice chairman of Johnson Johnson, one of Fortune 500 companies. Her areas of expertise include managing the pharmaceutical, consumer drug and nutritional businesses of the company. She earned a bachelor's in Biology from Northwestern University (1973), a master's in Biochemistry from St. Louis University (1976) and an MBA in Finance from Boston University (1982).
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Brentwood, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Douglas L. Brutlag
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    Doug Brutlag is Professor of Biochemistry & Medicine (by courtesy) at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, Minnesota
  • A twenty-year veteran of the medical and life sciences industry, Casper de Clercq observes that innovation in the biotech sector runs in cycles. In the past five years, for instance, there has been extensive adoption of high throughput cell screening assays in the industry. Having joined USVP in 2004, Casper has extensive experience with device innovations in the cardiovascular arena, drug delivery and diagnostics. Given changing conditions in the drug development area, oncology and other therapeutics with an abbreviated regulatory path are of particular interest to Casper. Prior to 2004, Casper was heavily involved in several rounds of financing and the IPO process at Aerogen (AEGN), a ...more
  • Douglas A. Roeder

    Doug joined Delphi Ventures as an Associate in 1998 and became a Partner in 2000. He focuses on medical devices, diagnostics and biotechnology. Before joining Delphi, Doug was an Associate with Alex. Brown's Healthcare Investment Banking Group in San Francisco, where he focused on the medical device, life sciences, and healthcare services industries. Previously, Doug worked with Putnam Associates, a strategy consulting firm focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Doug earned his A.B. in biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 1993. After earning his undergraduate degree, he spent a year conducting leukemia research at ...more
  • John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biotechnologist, biochemist, geneticist, and businessman. He is known for leading the first draft sequence of the human genome and assembled the first team to transfect a cell with a synthetic chromosome. Venter founded Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), where he currently serves as CEO. He was the co-founder of Human Longevity Inc. and Synthetic Genomics. He was listed on Time magazine's 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2010, the British magazine New Statesman listed Craig Venter at 14th in the list of "The World's 50 Most ...more
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
  • Michel Dumontier
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    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada