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Michael W. Young
|Michael W. Young|
Michael W. Young in Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
|Born||Michael Warren Young|
March 28, 1949
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Institutions||University of Texas, Austin|
Stanford University School of Medicine
|Doctoral advisor||Burke Judd|
|Doctoral students||Leslie B. Vosshall|
|Known for||Circadian rhythms|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2017)|
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".
- Cha, Arlene Eujung (October 2, 2017). "Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’". Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/10/02/nobel-prize-in-medicine-or-physiology-awarded-to-tktk/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_nobel-550am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
- "The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Press Release". The Nobel Foundation. October 2, 2017. https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2017/press.html.