John Woodland Hastings
John Woodland Hastings
|Died||August 6, 2014 (aged 87)|
|Alma mater||Swarthmore College, 1944-1947; B.A. 1947 (Navy V-12 medical officers training program) Johns Hopkins University, 1951-1953 Postdoctoral Fellow with W. D. McElroy|
|Known for||Founding circadian biology|
|Awards||NATO Senior Fellow in Science, Foundation Curie, Orsay, France, 1977|
|Fields||Bioluminescence, Circadian rhythms|
|Institutions||Instructor in Biological Sciences Northwestern University 1953-1957|
|Doctoral students||David Johnson States|
Early life[change | change source]
Hastings was born in Salisbury, Maryland. He lived in Seaford, Delaware during his early childhood. Hastings studied at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Hastings moved to Lenox School in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1941.
Career[change | change source]
Hastings was a leader in the field of photobiology, especially bioluminescence. He was one of the founders of the field of circadian biology (the study of circadian rhythms, or the sleep-wake cycle). He was a professor at Harvard University. He has published over 400 papers and co-edited three books.
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "David J. States". Stateslab.org. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "UT Health Science Center at Houston". www.uth.edu.
- Davis, Tinsley H. (2007-01-10). "Profile of J. Woodland Hastings". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104 (3): 693–5. doi:10.1073/pnas.0610519104. PMC 1783375. PMID 17215362.
- "2006 Farrell Prize recipient J. Woodland Hastings | Division of Sleep Medicine @ Harvard". Sleep.med.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "Faculty Profile: J. Woodland Hastings, PhD | Division of Sleep Medicine @ Harvard Medical School". Sleep.med.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "Hastings Lab: J. Woodland Hastings". Mcb.harvard.edu. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "J. W. Hastings, 87, a pioneer in bioluminescence research, dies". New York Times.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
For more information[change | change source]
- McElroy, W.D.; Hastings, J.W.; Sonnenfeld, V.; Coulombre, J. (1953). "The requirement of riboflavin-phosphate for bacterial luminescence". Science. 118: 385–386. doi:10.1126/science.118.3066.385.
- Hastings, J.W.; McElroy, W.D.; Coulombre, J. (1953). "The effect of oxygen upon the immobilization reaction in firefly luminescence". J. Cell and Comp. Physiol. 42: 137–150. doi:10.1002/jcp.1030420109.
- Hastings, J.W. (1952b). "Oxygen concentration and bioluminescence intensity II: Cypridina hilgendorfii". J. Cell. and Comp. Physiol. 40: 1–9. doi:10.1002/jcp.1030400102.
- Hastings, J.W. (1952a). "Oxygen concentration and bioluminescence intensity. I: Bacteria and fungi". J. Cell and Comp. Physiol. 39: 1–30. doi:10.1002/jcp.1030390102.
For works by Hastings[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Hastings' Department of Molecular and Cellular Faculty Page Archived 2010-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
- Hastings Lab Home Page Archived 2010-07-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Hastings Page at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
- National Academy of Sciences profile of Professor J. Woodland Hastings