Fulbright alumnus to France Michael Rosbash is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology

02/10/2017

Fulbright alumnus (1965-66) Michael Rosbash is awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology with two Jeffrey C.Hall  and Michael W. Young

Scientists share prize awarded for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms – the body’s inner clock – fundamental to human health

After receiving his BS in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, Michael Rosbash, PhD, spent a year at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship. He then returned to the US, where he received a PhD in biophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After a three-year postdoctoral position at the University of Edinburgh, Rosbash joined the faculty of Brandeis University in 1974. For many years he studied gene expression, including RNA processing in yeast, and in 1982, he began his collaboration with Jeffrey Hall with the cloning of the period gene. Rosbash is currently Director of the Brandeis National Center for Behavioral Genomics, in addition to Professor of Biology and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. With Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young, he was awarded the 2009 Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize. ( From Columbia University website)

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