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List of famous biologists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Renowned like those found below have helped make a great impact on the world, through a combination of hard work and dedication to their profession. This list includes the most prominent biologists, living and dead, from every country in the world. Interesting information is included in this list of notable biologists, such as where these historic biologists were born and what their nationality is. If your dream job is to be a popular biologist then you should look to these people for inspiration.

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Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from ...more

Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist, professor of entomology and zoology.

Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began ...more

Stephen Jay Gould is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Stephen Jay Gould was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his ...more

Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of ...more

Alexander Fleming is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are ...more

Mike Phillips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Mike Phillips is a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 66 since 2007.

Nasir al-Din Tusi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Khawaja Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan Tūsī, better known as Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī, was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: An architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, ...more

James D. Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Biologists
James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick. Watson, Crick, and ...more

Dr. Kiki Sanford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford is an American science communicator. After working at the University of California, Davis as a research scientist in neurophysiology, she left research work to ...more

E. O. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson FMLS is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is ...more

Barry Commoner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Barry Commoner was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He was a leading ecologist and among the founders of the modern environmental movement. He ran for president of the ...more

Oliver Sacks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Oliver Sacks is a film story contributor.

Paul R. Ehrlich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Paul Ralph Ehrlich is an American biologist and educator who is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University and president of ...more

Christine Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Christine Lee is an English medical researcher. She is Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia in the University of London, and founding Editor of Haemophilia. She trained in medicine at the ...more

Elizabeth Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is an Australian-American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at ...more

Joan Roughgarden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Joan Roughgarden is an American ecologist and evolutionary biologist. She is well known for her theistic evolutionism and critical studies on Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection.

Ernest Everett Just is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Ernest Everett Just was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer. Just's primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the ...more

Stuart Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Stuart Alan Kauffman is an American medical doctor, theoretical biologist, and complex systems researcher who studies the origin of life on Earth. In 1967 and 1969 Kauffman proposed applying ...more

Richard Lerner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Richard A. Lerner is an American research chemist. Best known for his work on catalytic antibodies, Lerner served as President of The Scripps Research Institute until January 1, 2012, and is ...more

Philip James DeVries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Philip James DeVries
Philip James DeVries PhD is a tropical biologist whose research focuses on insect ecology and evolution, especially butterflies. His best-known work includes symbioses between caterpillars, ants ...more

Emil Racoviță is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Emil Racoviță was a Romanian biologist, zoologist, speleologist, explorer of Antarctica and the first biologist in the world to study the arctic life. Together with Grigore Antipa, he was one of ...more

Ernst Mayr is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Ernst Walter Mayr was one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists. He was also a renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, and historian of science. His work ...more

Alfred Russel Wallace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural ...more

Martin Holdgate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Biologists
Martin Holdgate
Sir Martin Wyatt Holdgate CB is an English biologist and environmental scientist.