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List of Famous Geneticists

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

This list is made up of famous genetic scientists like George Church and Barbara McClintock.

From reputable, prominent, and well known geneticists to the lesser known geneticists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the geneticist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous geneticists ever?" and "What are the names of famous geneticists?" then you're in the right place. 
  • James D. Watson
    James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and...  more
  • George M. Church

    George M. Church

    George Church may refer to: George Church (sport shooter) (1889–1951), South African sports...  more
  • David Suzuki
    David Takayoshi Suzuki (born March 24, 1936) is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster and...  more
  • Mario Capecchi
    Mario Ramberg Capecchi (6 October 1937) is an American molecular geneticist and a co-winner of...  more
  • Barbara McClintock
    Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and...  more
  • Francis Collins
    Francis Sellers Collins (born April 14, 1950) is an American physician-geneticist who...  more
  • M. S. Swaminathan
    Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (born 7 August 1925) is an Indian geneticist and...  more
  • Craig Venter
    John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biotechnologist, biochemist,...  more
  • Francisco J. Ayala
    Francisco José Ayala Pereda (born March 12, 1934) is a Spanish-American evolutionary biologist...  more
  • Eric Lander
    Eric Steven Lander (born February 3, 1957), a mathematician and geneticist, is a Professor of...  more
  • George Davis Snell (December 19, 1903 – June 6, 1996) was an American mouse geneticist and...  more
  • John Maynard Smith
    John Maynard Smith (6 January 1920 – 19 April 2004) was a British theoretical and...  more
  • Ruth Sager
    Ruth Sager (February 7, 1918 – March 29, 1997) was an American geneticist. Sager enjoyed two...  more
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky
    Theodosius Grygorovych Dobzhansky (Ukrainian: Теодо́сій Григо́рович Добжа́нський; Russian:...  more
  • Dean Hamer
    Dean Hamer (; born 1951) is an American geneticist, author, and filmmaker. He is known for his...  more
  • John Stephen Jones (born 24 March 1944) is a British geneticist and from 1995 to 1999 and...  more
  • Stanley Norman Cohen
    Stanley Norman Cohen (born February 17, 1935 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States) is an...  more
  • Mark Wilkinson
    Dr. Wilkinson earned his Bachelors degree in genetics from the University of Alberta in 1990,...  more
  • Spencer Wells
    Rush Spencer Wells IV (born April 6, 1969) is a geneticist, anthropologist, author,...  more
  • Alec Jeffreys
    Sir Alec John Jeffreys, (born 9 January 1950) is a British geneticist, who developed...  more
  • Bruce Lahn
    Bruce Lahn is a Chinese-born American geneticist. Lahn came to the U.S. from China to continue...  more
  • Matthew Meselson
    Matthew Stanley Meselson (born May 24, 1930) is a geneticist and molecular biologist...  more
  • Leena Peltonen-Palotie (16 June 1952 – 11 March 2010) was a Finnish geneticist who contributed...  more
  • Hugo de Vries
    Hugo Marie de Vries (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦyɣoː də ˈvris]) (16 February 1848 – 21 May 1935)...  more
  • Mira Aroyo
    Mira Aroyo (Bulgarian: Мира Аройо; born July 11, 1977) is a Bulgarian musician, known as the...  more