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List of Famous Microbiologists

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

This list of famous scientists in microbiology , like Joshua Lederberg and Maurice Hilleman include images when available.

From reputable, prominent, and well known microbiologists to the lesser known microbiologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the microbiologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous microbiologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous microbiologists?" then you're in the right place. 
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    Julie A. Theriot (born 1967) is a microbiologist, professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and heads the Theriot Lab. She was a Predoctoral Fellow and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She was a fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biology and Physics in 1988, and from the University of California, San Francisco, with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology in 1993. Her work has investigated bacterial infections, such as Shigella, and Listeria.  ...more
  • Joshua Lederberg, ForMemRS (May 23, 1925 – February 2, 2008) was an American molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the United States space program. He was 33 years old when he won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that bacteria can mate and exchange genes (bacterial conjugation). He shared the prize with Edward Tatum and George Beadle, who won for their work with genetics. In addition to his contributions to biology, Lederberg did extensive research in artificial intelligence. This included work in the NASA experimental programs seeking life on Mars and the chemistry expert system Dendral.  ...more
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    Maurice Ralph Hilleman (August 30, 1919 – April 11, 2005) was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity. Of the 14 vaccines routinely recommended in current vaccine schedules, he developed eight: those for measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae bacteria. He also played a role in the discovery of the cold-producing adenoviruses, the hepatitis viruses, and the potentially cancer-causing virus SV40. He is credited with saving more lives than any other medical scientist of the 20th century. Robert Gallo described him as "the most successful  ...more
  • René Jules Dubos (February 20, 1901 – February 20, 1982) was an American microbiologist, experimental pathologist, environmentalist, humanist, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book So Human An Animal. He is credited for having made famous environmental maxim: "Think globally, act locally" Aside from a period from 1942 to 1944 when he was George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology and professor of tropical medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, his scientific career was spent entirely at The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, later renamed The Rockefeller University.  ...more