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Michael W. Young

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Michael W. Young
Michael W. Young in Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
Michael Warren Young

(1949-03-28) March 28, 1949 (age 75)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Texas, Austin (B.A., PhD[1])
Known forCircadian rhythms
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2017)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Texas, Austin
Stanford University School of Medicine
Rockefeller University
Doctoral advisorBurke Judd
Doctoral studentsLeslie B. Vosshall

Michael Warren Young (born March 28, 1949) is an American biologist and geneticist. He has worked over three decades to research studying genetically controlled patterns of sleep and wakefulness within Drosophila melanogaster. He worked at Rockefeller University.

Young is known for the discovery of the timeless and doubletime genes, which makes proteins that are also necessary for circadian rhythm. He was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm".[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "University of Texas at Austin Alum Michael W. Young Awarded Nobel Prize".
  2. 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.
  3. "The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Press Release". The Nobel Foundation. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.