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Jeffrey C. Hall
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Jeffrey C. Hall at Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
Born
Jeffrey Connor Hall

May 3, 1945 (1945-05-03) (age 75)
Education Amherst College (BS)
University of Washington, Seattle (MS, PhD)
Known for Cloning the period gene
Awards Genetics 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)
Scientific career
Fields Genetics
Institutions Brandeis University
University of Maine
Doctoral advisor Lawrence Sandler
Other academic advisors Seymour Benzer, Herschel L. Roman

Jeffrey Connor Hall (born May 3, 1945) is an American geneticist and chronobiologist. Hall is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Brandeis University.

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. 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".

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