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Michael W. Young
Michael W. Young in Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
BornMichael Warren Young
(1949-03-28) March 28, 1949 (age 72)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
InstitutionsUniversity of Texas, Austin
Stanford University School of Medicine
Rockefeller University
Doctoral advisorBurke Judd
Doctoral studentsLeslie B. Vosshall
Known forCircadian rhythms
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2017)
This person won a Nobel Prize
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".[1][2]