Early Cell Scientists :)

  • Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.

    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.
    Known as the "Father of Microbiology" Best known for his work on the improvement of the microscope.
  • Robert Hooke.

    Robert Hooke.
    First applyed the word "cell" to describe the basic unit of life.
  • Jan Swannerdam.

    Was first to observe & describe red blood cells.
  • Henri Dutrochet.

    Covered a wide field, but most noteworthy work was embyrological.
  • Matthias Jakob Schliden.

    Discovered plant organisms were made of cells. Also recognized of the cell nucleus.
  • Theodor Schwann.

    Theodor Schwann.
  • Rudolf Virchow.

    Most widely known scientific contribution in his cell theory.
  • Janet Plowe.

    Demonstrated that the cell membrane is a physical structure, not just an interface between two liquids.
  • Lynn Margulis.

    Lynn Margulis.
    Her endosymbiotic theory formulation is the first to rely on direct microbiology observations.