This category list links to material on the lives and work of those scientists who have made significant contributions and discovery in the field of genetics.
Researched and published in conjunction with colleagues, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty a landmark paper on the transforming ability of DNA.
Austrian biochemist who discovered the base-pairing regularities of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
English molecular biologist responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA .
Born: July 25, 1920
Died: April 16, 1958
British physician, in 1909. First to propose the relationship between genes and proteins and to discover the diseases of genetic metabolism .
American scientist whose work provided cogent support for the hypothesis that DNA is the conveyor of genetic information.
Born: December 4, 1908
Died : May 22, 1997
1958 Nobel Laureate in Medicine for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria.
American cytogeneticist who together with Harriet Creighton. demonstrated that genetic crossing over was accompanied by physical crossing over of the chromosomes.
Mendel's Treatises on Plant Hybrids marked the beginning of genetics as a scientific discipline in its own right and also the beginning of the systematic use of mathematics, quantified measurements and applied statistics in biology.
American biologist renowned for his work with the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster which led to his discoveries concerning the role played by the chromosome in heredity.
American biochemist whose research provided the first clue to the 'code' through which RNA (and, ultimately, DNA) control the production of specific types of protein in the living cell.
American geneticist and student of T. H. Morgan. Working on the maps of the four Drosophila chromosomes he derived the first map of the X chromosome.
American scientist who was the first to provide proof that chromosomes contained the cell's units of inheritance.
Austrian agronomist who along with Correns and Hugo de Vries rediscovered Mendel's laws. He recognized the practical value of these laws and applied them for developing new cultivars of crop plants.
Dutch botanist who in 1900 rediscovered Mendel's laws of heredity which led to the development of the theory of mutation.
American biologist best known for his discovery of the structure of DNA. Worked with Francis Crick .