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Michael W.Young

Michael Warren Young Born is an American Biologist and Geneticist. He has dedicated over three Fecades to Research studying Genetically controlled patterns of sleep and wakefulness within Drosophila Melanogaster. Michael W. Young was born in Miami, Florida, on March 28, 1949. His father Worked for Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation managing aluminum ingot Sales for the south eastern United States.
His Mother worked for a law Firm as a Secretary. Despite no history of science or medicine in either of their backgrounds, Young’s parents were supportive of his interest in science and provided the means of scientific exploration through microscopes and telescopes. They lived in an environment close to private zoos, where occasionally some of the animals would escape into their backyard and spark Young's Scientific Interest
He joined Rockefeller University as an assistant professor. From 1978 on he was involved in the University, Serving as associate professor in 1984 and later named professor in 1988. In 2004, Young was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and was also granted the Richard and Jeanne Fisher Chair.

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".


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