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Michael W. Young    

Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physiology; Rockefeller University Professor & Researcher

Michael W. Young is a scientist and professor at Rockefeller University. His research focuses mainly on circadian rhythms. Young earned his PhD in genetics at the University of Texas at Austin, and there participated in research involving fruit flies, which he would go on to study further in his later career.

Young has won several awards, most notably a Nobel Prize in 2017, along with his fellow researchers Michael Rosbash and Jeffery C. Hall. He has also won the Gruber Prize in Neuroscience, the Canada Gairdner International Award, the Shaw Prize, and the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

Young's current research involves genes and molecules that influence the circadian rhythm of fruit flies. His lab discovered the chromosomes tim and per.



Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for ...

Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discoveries ...

Rockefeller University biologist Michael W. Young honored with ...

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rockefeller University biologist Michael W. Young, who discovered the molecular mechanism of ...

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