A biologist is a scientist who conducts research in biology. Biologists are interested in studying life on Earth, whether it is an individual cell, a multicellular organism, or a community of interacting populations. They usually specialize in a particular branch of biology and have a specific research focus. Biologists who are involved in basic research have the aim of advancing knowledge about the natural world. They conduct their research using the scientific method, which is an empirical method for testing hypotheses. Their discoveries may have applications for some specific purpose such as in biotechnology, which has the goal of developing medically useful products for humans. In modern times, most biologists have one or more academic degrees such as a bachelor's degree plus an advanced degree like a master's degree or a doctorate.

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This biologist discovered that lizards and other organisms can influence their own evolution

Embattled spider biologist resigns university post

What Are HeLa Cells? A Cancer Biologist Explains The Controversy That Cannot Die

Biologist accused of sexual harassment quits NYU job quest

NYU may hire biologist pushed out of MIT, Whitehead for sexual misconduct

Prominent biologist David Sabatini out at MIT after breaching sexual relationship policy

Studying—and fighting—misinformation should be a top scientific priority, biologist argues

Biologist E. O. Wilson Dies at 92. His Legacy Is More Critical Now Than Ever

As data probe concludes, spider biologist placed on leave, has Ph.D. thesis ‘withdrawn’

Whitehead Institute seeks pause on prominent biologist’s defamation lawsuit

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MIT and HHMI fire prominent biologist for sexual harassment

HHMI fires prominent biologist for sexual harassment

Richard Lewontin: Pioneering evolutionary biologist dies aged 92

German biologist appointed head of Europe’s basic science agency

National Academy of Sciences ejects biologist Francisco Ayala in the wake of sexual harassment findings

The Biologist Who Fell to Earth

RUDN University biologist tested the resistance of bioplastics to aggressive environment

When his suspicions went unanswered, this biologist decided to disavow his own study

This Mexican Biologist Helps To Revive Once-Extinct Wolves