Biologists in History

Historical Events

  • 1977-11-02 Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years
  • 2019-09-10 Bolivian wildfires have destroyed two million hectares (almost five million acres), of forest and grassland since August according to College of Biologists in La Paz

Famous Birthdays

  • 1522-09-11 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1605)
  • 1635-11-22 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist, born in Middleton Hall, Warwickshire, England (d. 1672)
  • 1705-02-22 Peter Arctedius, [Artedi], Swedish biologist
  • 1708-10-16 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss experimental physiologist, biologist and author (Acadamy of Science), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1777)
  • 1768-11-30 Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist (creation of modern Polish terminology in the field of chemistry), born in Żnin, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1838)
  • 1773-06-03 Caspar G C Reinwardt, German Dutch biologist
  • 1794-07-24 Heinrich Christian Pander, Baltic German biologist and embryologist, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1865)
  • 1823-02-03 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station)
  • 1825-05-04 Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (comparative anatomy), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 1895)
  • 1834-01-17 August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
  • 1834-02-16 Ernst Haeckel, German biologist (Causes of Evolution) and philosopher (Social Darwinism), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1919)
  • 1835-12-17 Alexander Agassiz, American biologist and geologist, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 1910)
  • 1840-11-19 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals), born in Shustyanka, Dvinsk, Russia (d. 1901)
  • 1851-01-19 David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
  • 1851-03-16 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (1st to coin the name virus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1854-10-02 Patrick Geddes, Scottish biologist and town planner who coined the term conurbation, born in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 1932)
  • 1858-01-13 Oskar Minkowski, Biologist (d. 1931)
  • 1861-08-08 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
  • 1865-07-25 Jac[obus] P. Thijsse, Dutch biologist and educator (Contact with Plants), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1866-09-25 Thomas Hunt Morgan, American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist (Nobel Prize 1933), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1945)
  • 1869-05-19 Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist who originated the cohesion-tension theory of water and mineral movement in plants, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1870-01-13 Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • 1870-08-01 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares, born in Shchigry, Kursk Oblast, Russia (d. 1932)
  • 1872-04-05 Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist, born in South Hampton, New Hampshire (d. 1962)
  • 1873-06-28 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon, sociologist and biologist (Nobel 1912), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • 1873-09-28 Wacław Rawicz [Berent], Polish biologist and writer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1940)
  • 1875-08-27 Katharine McCormick, American biologist, suffragist and philanthropist, born in Dexter, Michigan (d. 1967)
  • 1879-02-23 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
  • 1879-06-03 Raymond Pearl, American biologist (d. 1940)
  • 1887-06-22 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1887-08-09 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Swammerdam)
  • 1888-07-02 Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American microbiologist (Nobel 1951-ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes that led to the discovery of streptomycin), born in Nova Pryluka, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1889-06-14 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist and paleontologist, born in Antwerp (d. 1964)
  • 1889-12-21 Sewall Wright, American geneticist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • 1892-03-19 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica)
  • 1893-11-16 Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1972)
  • 1894-10-30 Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1977)
  • 1896-07-16 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, born in Wildeck, German Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1897-02-10 John Franklin Enders, Conn, microbiologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
  • 1897-05-14 Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)
  • 1897-11-03 Frederick Stratten Russell, English marine biologist (plankton life history and linked their depth in the seas to light availability helping explain long-term changes in the ecosystem), born in Bridport, Dorset, England (d. 1984)
  • 1898-08-24 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), born in Longlier, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • 1898-09-29 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, born in Karlovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1899-04-23 Minoru Shirota, Japanese microbiologist and fouder of the Yakult Honsha beverage company, born in Tatsuoka, Nagano (d. 1982)
  • 1900-01-25 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1901-02-20 René Jules Dubos, French US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • 1902-07-10 Jacobus Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling), born in Amsterdam (d. 1935)
  • 1903-04-09 Gregory Pincus, American biologist and inventor (birth control pill), born in Woodbine, New Jersey (d. 1903)
  • 1903-10-22 George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)
  • 1903-12-19 Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, born in Chorley, England (d. 1981)
  • 1904-07-05 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1904-09-04 Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1904-11-26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)

Person of interestAlbert Sabin

1906-08-26 Albert Sabin [Abram Saperstein], Polish American physician who invented the oral polio vaccine, born in Bialystok, Russian Empire

Physician and Scientist Albert Sabin
Physician and Scientist
Albert Sabin

Person of interestGeorge Wald

1906-11-18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald
  • 1907-04-15 Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-British biologist and zoologist (Nobel 1973), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1988)

Person of interestRachel Carson

1907-05-27 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and writer (Silent Spring), born in Springdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1908-12-04 A. D. Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1909-06-16 Archie Fairley Carr, biologist (d. 1987)
  • 1910-02-05 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • 1911-05-22 Anatol Rapoport, Ukrainian-American mathematician and biologist (game theory), born in Lozova, Kharkov Governorate, Russia (d. 2007)
  • 1912-08-13 Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1969), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1912-11-19 George E. Palade, Romanian-American cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974), born in Iași, Romania (d. 2008)
  • 1914-05-19 Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)

Person of interestFrancis Crick

1916-06-08 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 1916-10-03 María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, Spanish marine biologist and oceanographer, born in El Ferrol, Spain (d. 2005)
  • 1917-03-24 John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1917-05-28 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917-07-22 H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1917-12-22 Piet De Somer, Belgian physician & biologist (U of Leuven), born in Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1918-03-30 John Gray, FRS/marine biologist
  • 1919-08-30 Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, born in Miles City, Montana (d. 2005)
  • 1919-09-01 Roy John Britten, Washington, molecular biologist (repeated DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-01-06 John Maynard Smith, English biologist, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2004)
  • 1920-06-17 François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), born in Nancy, France (d. 2013)
  • 1924-10-27 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris, France
  • 1925-05-23 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927-04-26 Dame Anne McLaren, British biologist and leading researcher on human in vitro fertilisation (IVF), born in London, England (d. 2007)
  • 1927-05-29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1987)

Person of interestJames Watson

1928-04-06 James Watson, American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • 1928-07-15 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • 1928-10-30 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (Nobel 1978 - discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1999)
  • 1928-11-07 Norton Zinder, American biologist (genetic transduction), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929-06-10 Edward O Wilson, American sociobiologist, world’s leading authority on ants, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1930-05-08 Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
  • 1930-06-21 Patricia Lindop, British radiobiologist and physician, born in Brentford, Middlesex (d. 2018)
  • 1932-05-29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestJohn B. Gurdon

1933-10-02 John B. Gurdon, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012), born in Dippenhall, Hampshire

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
  • 1934-09-25 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-22 J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist & microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-06-09 Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • 1937-06-12 Antal Festetics, Austrian biologist and zoologist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1937-09-10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1938-03-05 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1938-03-07 David Baltimore, American biologist (1975 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine), born in New York City
  • 1938-10-10 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist and director (Weevers' Duin) (d. 1995)
  • 1939-05-07 Sidney Altman, Canadian-American molecular biologist (Nobel 1989), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-09-06 Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese molecular biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987), born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1939-09-28 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist

Famous Weddings

  • 1822-06-29 Nephew of Napoleon, biologist and ornithologist Prince Charles Bonaparte marries cousin Zenaide Bonaparte

LoveWedding of Interest

1893-09-13 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch

LoveWedding of Interest

1915-12-22 Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds Sara McElroy

LoveWedding of Interest

1940-02-18 Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick

LoveWedding of Interest

1940-11-01 Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer

LoveWedding of Interest

1975-03-29 Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre

Famous Deaths

  • 1605-05-04 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, dies at 82
  • 1672-07-03 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist, dies at 36
  • 1759-07-27 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), dies at 60
  • 1777-12-12 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss experimental physiologist, biologist and author (Acadamy of Science), dies at 69
  • 1799-02-12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
  • 1807-01-05 Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • 1854-03-06 Caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80
  • 1865-09-22 Heinrich Christian Pander, Baltic German biologist and embryologist, dies at 71
  • 1873-12-14 Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American naturalist & geologist, dies at 66
  • 1888-08-19 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65
  • 1895-06-29 Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (comparative anatomy), dies at 70
  • 1901-11-22 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals), dies at 61
  • 1910-03-27 Alexander Agassiz, American biologist and geologist, dies at 74
  • 1919-08-09 Ernst Haeckel, German biologist (Causes of Evolution) and philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
  • 1931-01-01 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist & botanist (1st to coin the name virus), dies at 79
  • 1931-07-18 Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73
  • 1932-03-20 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian biologist (artificial insemination of animals), dies at 61
  • 1932-04-17 Patrick Geddes, Scottish biologist and town planner who coined the term conurbation, dies at 77
  • 1935-11-14 J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies
  • 1940-03-20 Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
  • 1940-11-17 Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)
  • 1940-11-22 Wacław Rawicz [Berent], Polish biologist and writer, dies at 67
  • 1944-11-05 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon, sociologist and biologist (Nobel 1912), dies at 71
  • 1945-01-08 Jac[obus] P. Thijsse, Dutch biologist and educator (Omgang met planten), dies at 79
  • 1945-12-04 Thomas Hunt Morgan, American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist (Nobel Prize 1933), dies at 79
  • 1953-12-20 Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist (cohesion-tension theory in plants), dies at 84
  • 1959-09-30 Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89
  • 1960-03-11 Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
  • 1962-03-19 Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist, dies at 89
  • 1962-06-04 William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
  • 1964-02-04 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • 1964-02-29 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist and paleontologist, dies at 74

Person of interestRachel Carson

1964-04-14 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1967-12-28 Katharine McCormick, American biologist, suffragist and philanthropist, dies at 92
  • 1969-08-08 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, dies at 73
  • 1970-05-21 E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885)
  • 1972-05-20 Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, dies at 78
  • 1973-08-16 Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American microbiologist (Nobel 1951-ingenious, systematic and successful studies of the soil microbes that led to the discovery of streptomycin), dies at 85
  • 1974-08-30 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
  • 1975-02-14 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist, 1st director-general of UNESCO, dies at 87
  • 1975-12-18 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), dies at 75
  • 1976-11-20 Trofim Lysenko, Soviet biologist and agronomist, dies at 78
  • 1977-09-04 Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher, dies at 82
  • 1979-04-05 Eugène Gabritschevsky, Russian biologist and artist (b. 1893)
  • 1981-03-09 Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), dies at 74
  • 1981-03-26 Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, dies at 77
  • 1982-03-10 Minoru Shirota, Japanese microbiologist and fouder of the Yakult Honsha beverage company, dies at 82
  • 1983-05-23 Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and physician (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
  • 1984-06-05 Frederick Stratten Russell, English marine biologist (plankton life history and long-term changes in marine ecosystems), dies at 86
  • 1985-08-31 Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for tissue grafting), dies at 85
  • 1987-05-04 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist and writer, dies at 59
  • 1988-06-19 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988-12-21 Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-British biologist and zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 81
  • 1989-06-09 George Beadle, US Biologist and Nobel Laureate (biochemical genetics), dies at 85
  • 1991-02-06 Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1969), dies at 78
  • 1991-12-17 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist, dies at 87
  • 1991-12-20 Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
  • 1993-12-03 Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
  • 1995-03-17 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist and director (Weevers' Duin), dies at 56

Person of interestJonas Salk

1995-06-23 Jonas Salk, American biologist who created the Polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 80

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1995-12-09 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician, dies at 40

Person of interestGeorge Wald

1997-04-12 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), dies at 90

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald
  • 1997-05-22 A. D. Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969), dies at 88
  • 1999-11-16 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (Nobel 1978 - discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping), dies at 71
  • 2001-05-28 Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2002-02-06 Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2004-04-19 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)

Person of interestFrancis Crick

2004-07-28 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (1962), dies of colon cancer at 88

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • 2005-01-17 Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
  • 2005-02-03 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), dies at 100
  • 2005-04-11 Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, dies at 85
  • 2005-05-29 María de los Ángeles Alvariño González, Spanish marine biologist and oceanographer, dies at 88
  • 2005-07-19 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • 2006-05-30 David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)
  • 2006-10-06 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • 2007-01-20 Anatol Rapoport, Ukrainian-American mathematician and biologist (game theory), dies at 95
  • 2007-07-07 Dame Anne McLaren, British biologist and leading researcher on human in vitro fertilisation (IVF), dies at 80
  • 2008-10-08 George E. Palade, Romanian-American cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974), dies at 95
  • 2010-11-16 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • 2010-11-22 Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • 2011-11-22 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), dies at 73
  • 2012-01-21 Roy John Britten, American molecular biologist, dies at 92
  • 2012-02-03 Norton Zinder, American biologist (genetic transduction), dies from pneumonia at 83
  • 2012-10-05 Keith H.S. Campbell, British biologist, dies at 58
  • 2013-04-19 François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), dies at 92
  • 2013-04-20 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), dies at 78
  • 2014-05-17 Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2015-06-02 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88
  • 2017-01-19 H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, dies at 99
  • 2018-02-01 Patricia Lindop, British radiobiologist and physician, dies at 87
  • 2018-03-06 Sir John E. Sulston, British molecular biologist, co-recipient of 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (roundworm genome sequencing), dies of stomach cancer at 75
  • 2018-05-05 Stanley Falkow, American microbiologist (molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases), dies at 84