British embryologistDied when: 79 years 65 days (950 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE (born 7 July 1944) was an English embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
He is best known as the leader of the research group that in 1996 first cloned a mammal from an adult somatic cell, a Finnish Dorset lamb named Dolly.
He was appointed OBE in 1999 for services to embryo development and knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours.He together with Keith Campbell and Shinya Yamanaka jointly received the 2008 Shaw Prize for Medicine and Life Sciences "for their works on the cell differentiation in mammals."