Biologists in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

  • 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
  • 1941-03-26 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist (The God Delusion), born in Nairobi, Kenya Colony
  • 1942-03-27 Sir John E. Sulston, British molecular biologist, co-recipient of 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (roundworm genome sequencing), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire (d. 2018)
  • 1943-09-06 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England
  • 1944-06-06 Phillip Allen Sharp, American geneticist and molecular biologist (Nobel 1993), born in Falmouth, Kentucky
  • 1946-10-14 Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and geneticist (involved with the first draft sequence of the human genome), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1947-06-08 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist (Nobel 1995), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1947-10-01 Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
  • 1948-09-27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist

Person of interestPeter Agre

1949-01-30 Peter Agre, American biologist & Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 1950-01-12 Marilyn Smith, American microbiologist, born in Americus, Georgia
  • 1952-08-10 Pepsi Nunes, marine biologist
  • 1954-08-28 George Church, American geneticist and synthetic biologist, born in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • 1955-07-18 Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician
  • 1956-02-19 Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1971-03-26 Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist
  • 1975-12-25 Pardis Sabeti, Iranian-American biologist and geneticist, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1977-07-01 Jessica Meir, American NASA astronaut and marine biologist, born in Caribou, Maine

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths