Barbara McClintock

1902 - 1992

Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. There she started her career as the leader in the development of maize cytogenetics, the focus of her research for the rest of her life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara McClintock has received more than 689,099 page views. Her biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 36th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Barbara McClintock ranks 36 out of 686Before her are Maria Sibylla Merian, Karl Ernst von Baer, Ada Yonath, Luc Montagnier, Karl von Frisch, and Nikolaas Tinbergen. After her are Peter Simon Pallas, François Jacob, Christian de Duve, Richard Owen, Hans Spemann, and Harald zur Hausen.

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Among people born in 1902, Barbara McClintock ranks 25Before her are Alfred Kastler, Walter Houser Brattain, Josemaría Escrivá, William Wyler, Arne Jacobsen, and Arne Tiselius. After her are Alva Myrdal, Harold Lasswell, Marcel Breuer, André Michel Lwoff, Meyer Lansky, and Theodore Schultz. Among people deceased in 1992, Barbara McClintock ranks 16Before her are John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, Mikhail Tal, Benny Hill, Anthony Perkins, and Giovanni Falcone. After her are Jan Oort, Aribert Heim, Satyajit Ray, Li Xiannian, Ernst Happel, and Peyo.

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Among people born in United States, Barbara McClintock ranks 491 out of 12,171Before her are Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Zodiac Killer (1940), Toni Morrison (1931), Edgar Cayce (1877), James Caan (1940), and Kim Basinger (1953). After her are Alan Shepard (1923), George A. Romero (1940), Sean Penn (1960), George Peppard (1928), Benny Goodman (1909), and Burt Reynolds (1936).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Barbara McClintock ranks 4Before her are James Watson (1928), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), and Dian Fossey (1932). After her are Rachel Carson (1907), Irwin Rose (1926), George Beadle (1903), Paul Greengard (1925), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Edward Tatum (1909), Lynn Margulis (1938), and Alfred Hershey (1908).