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John Woodland Hastings
|Died||August 6, 2014
|Alma mater||Johns Hopkins University, 1951-1953 Postdoctoral Fellow with W. D. McElroy|
|Known for||Founding circadian biology|
|Awards||NATO Senior Fellow in Science, Foundation Curie, Orsay, France, 1977|
|Fields||Bioluminescence, Circadian rhythms|
|Doctoral students||David Johnson States|
Hastings was born in Salisbury, Maryland. He lived in Seaford, Delaware during his early childhood. Hastings studied at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Hastings moved to Lenox School in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1941.
Hastings was a leader in the field of photobiology, especially bioluminescence. He was one of the founders of the field of circadian biology (the study of circadian rhythms, or the sleep-wake cycle). He was a professor at Harvard University. He has published over 400 papers and co-edited three books.
Hastings died of pulmonary fibrosis on August 6, 2014 at Lexington, Massachusetts.
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