Andrey Lvovich Kursanov (Russian: Андрей Львович Курсанов; 8 November 1902 – 20 September 1999) was a Soviet specialist on the physiology and biochemistry of plants. He was an academician of the Soviet and Russian Academies of Sciences since 1953. He was a member of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1957–1963.
Kursanov (center) and Alexander Oparin in 1938
|Born||8 November 1902|
|Died||20 September 1999 (aged 96)|
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Known for||Contributions to the theory of the origin of life|
|Institutions||Moscow State University|
USSR Academy of Sciences
Professor Kursanov was awarded a number of honorary doctorates and was an honorary member of a number of foreign scientific societies and academies. He was elected a foreign fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1962 and member of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1965.