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List of famous people who majored in biology, including photos when available. This list of famous biology 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 biology. 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 biology you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were biology majors?" and "Which famous people studied biology?"
Drew Pinsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Biology
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David Drew Pinsky, best known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. He has hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline since the show's inception in 1984. On television, he hosts the talk show Dr. Drew On Call on HLN, and hosted the canceled daytime series Lifechangers on the The CW. In addition, he serves as producer and starred in the VH1 show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, and its spinoffs Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House and hosts podcasts on the Adam Carolla podcast network. Pinsky is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America

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Cat Cora is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Biology
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Catherine Ann "Cat" Cora is an American professional chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as co-host of Around the World in 80 Plates on Bravo. ...more

Age: 50

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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Millie Hughes-Fulford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Biology
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Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford is an American medical investigator and molecular biologist who flew aboard a NASA Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Mineral Wells, Texas, United States of America

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Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Biology
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Wangari Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace". Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as assistant minister for Environment ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1940-2011)

Birthplace: Tetu, Kenya

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