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Jeffrey C. Hall

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Jeffrey C. Hall
Jeffrey C. Hall at Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
Jeffrey Connor Hall[1]

(1945-05-03) May 3, 1945 (age 79)
EducationAmherst College (BS)
University of Washington, Seattle (MS, PhD)
Known forCloning the period gene
AwardsGenetics Society of America Medal (2003)
Gruber Prize in Neuroscience (2009)
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2011)
Gairdner Foundation International Award (2012)
Shaw Prize (2013)
Wiley Prize (2013)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2017)
Scientific career
InstitutionsBrandeis University
University of Maine
Doctoral advisorLawrence Sandler
Other academic advisorsSeymour Benzer, Herschel L. Roman

Jeffrey Connor Hall (born May 3, 1945) is an American geneticist and chronobiologist. Hall is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Brandeis University.[2]

Hall spent his career testing the neurological component of fly courtship and behavioral rhythms. Through his research on the neurology and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster, Hall uncovered essential mechanisms of biological clocks and shed light on the foundations for sexual differentiation in the nervous system.

Hall was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his revolutionary work in the field of chronobiology.[3] Along with Michael W. Young and Michael Rosbash, he was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm".[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. American Men and Women of Science: The physical and biological sciences. Bowker. October 2, 1989. ISBN 9780835211277. Retrieved October 2, 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. Jeff Hall – Brandeis Faculty Guide
  3. Nuzzo, Regina (November 15, 2005). "Profile of Jeffrey C. Hall". PNAS. 102 (46): 16547–16549. Bibcode:2005PNAS..10216547N. doi:10.1073/pnas.0508533102. PMC 1283854. PMID 16275901.
  4. Cha, Arlene Eujung (October 2, 2017). "Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of 'clock genes'". Washington Post. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  5. "The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Press Release". The Nobel Foundation. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.