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Michael Rosbash
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Michael Rosbash in Nobel Prize press conference in Stockholm, December 2017
Born
Michael Morris Rosbash

March 7, 1944 (1944-03-07) (age 76)
Nationality American
Alma mater California Institute of Technology (B.S.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS, PhD)
Spouse(s) Nadja Abovich
Awards Gruber Prize in Neuroscience (2009)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2017)
Scientific career
Fields Genetics
Chronobiology
Institutions University of Edinburgh
Brandeis University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Doctoral advisor Sheldon Penman

Michael Morris Rosbash (born March 7, 1944) is an American geneticist and chronobiologist of Jewish descent. Rosbash is a professor at Brandeis University and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Rosbash's research group cloned the Drosophila period gene in 1984 and proposed the Transcription Translation Negative Feedback Loop for circadian clocks in 1990.

Along with Michael W. Young and Jeffrey C. Hall, 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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