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Jeffrey C. Hall
Jeffrey C. Hall at Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
BornJeffrey Connor Hall[1]
(1945-05-03) May 3, 1945 (age 76)
New York City, U.S.
InstitutionsBrandeis University
University of Maine
Doctoral advisorLawrence Sandler
Other academic advisorsSeymour Benzer, Herschel L. Roman
Known forCloning the period gene
Notable 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)
This person won a Nobel Prize
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]