Jeffrey Hall was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the suburbs of Washington D.C., while his father worked as a reporter for the Associated Press, covering the U.S. Senate. Hall's father, Joseph W. Hall ,He is an American geneticist and Chronobiologist. Hall is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Brandeis University and currently resides in Cambridge, Maine. Hall Spent his Career examining 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. He was Elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his revolutionary Work in the field of Chronobiology
Hall found his passion in biology. For his senior project, to gain experience in formal research, Hall began working with Philip Ives. Hall reported that Ives was one of the most influential people he encountered During his Formative years. Hall Became Fascinated with the study of Drosophila while working in Ives' lab, a Passion that has permeated his Research.
He was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Shared with American scientists Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young.