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List of Famous Biochemists

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

Examples of famous biochemistry scientists on this list include Linus Pauling and Peggy Whitson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known biochemists to the lesser known biochemists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the biochemist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous biochemists ever?" and "What are the names of famous biochemists?" then you're in the right place. 
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  • Linus Pauling

    Linus Pauling

    Linus Carl Pauling (; February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist,...  more
  • Peggy Whitson
    Peggy Annette Whitson (born February 9, 1960) is an American biochemistry researcher, retired...  more
  • Shannon Lucid
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  • Gerty Cori
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    Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., or Mila Rechcigl, is a trained biochemist, nutritionist and cancer...  more
  • Elizabeth Blackburn
    Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, (born 26 November 1948) is an Australian-American Nobel laureate...  more
  • Roger Y. Tsien
    Roger Yonchien Tsien (Chinese: 錢永健; February 1, 1952 – August 24, 2016) was a Chinese-American...  more
  • Joseph Needham
    Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery Needham (; 9 December 1900 – 24 March 1995) was a British...  more
  • Pehr Harbury
    Pehr A. B. Harbury (born 1965) is an American biochemist, and Associate Professor of...  more
  • Norman R. Pace

    Norman Richard Pace Jr. (born 1942) is an American biochemist, and is Distinguished Professor...  more
  • Laura L. Kiessling

    Laura Lee Kiessling (born 21 September 1960) is an American chemist and the Novartis Professor...  more
  • Virginia Heinlein
    Virginia "Ginny" Heinlein (April 22, 1916 – January 18, 2003), born Virginia Doris...  more
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  • Martin Rodbell
    Martin Rodbell (December 1, 1925 – December 7, 1998) was an American biochemist and molecular...  more
  • Edward Adelbert Doisy
    Edward Adelbert Doisy (November 13, 1893 – October 23, 1986) was an American biochemist. He...  more
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    Bruce Michael Alberts (born April 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American biochemist and...  more
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    Elmer Verner McCollum (March 3, 1879 – November 15, 1967) was an American biochemist known for...  more
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    Otto Fritz Meyerhof (April 12, 1884 – October 6, 1951) was a German physician and biochemist...  more
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  • Norman Heatley
    Norman George Heatley OBE (10 January 1911 – 5 January 2004) was an English biologist and...  more
  • Michael Behe
    Michael J. Behe ( BEE-hee; born January 18, 1952) is an American biochemist, author, and...  more
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