Michael W. Young

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Michael Warren Young (born March 28, 1949) is an American biologist and geneticist. He has dedicated over three decades to research studying genetically controlled patterns of sleep and wakefulness within Drosophila melanogaster.At Rockefeller University, his lab has made significant contributions in the field of chronobiology by identifying key genes associated with regulation of the internal clock responsible for circadian rhythms. He was able to elucidate the function of the period gene, which is necessary for the fly to exhibit normal sleep cycles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael W. Young has received more than 215,841 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Michael W. Young is the 276th most popular biologist (up from 287th in 2019), the 2,763rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,560th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Michael W. Young ranks 276 out of 844Before him are Carl Correns, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, Wilhelm Peters, Anselme Gaëtan Desmarest, Pieter Boddaert, and George Smith. After him are Josias Braun-Blanquet, Fritz Müller, Ian Wilmut, Morten Thrane Brünnich, Josif Pančić, and Ernst Schäfer.

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Among people born in 1949, Michael W. Young ranks 136Before him are Rick Wakeman, Alexander Godunov, Lindsay Wagner, Steve Perry, Walid Jumblatt, and Paul Rodgers. After him are John Savage, Phil Lynott, David Foster, Alan Menken, Christopher Hitchens, and Georges Leekens.

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Among people born in United States, Michael W. Young ranks 2,763 out of 15,968Before him are Robert B. Laughlin (1950), David Eddings (1931), Johnny Carson (1925), Ronald Evans (1933), Ace Frehley (1951), and Georgia Hale (1900). After him are Sam Wood (1883), Jack Lord (1920), Paul Schrader (1946), Kaʻahumanu (1768), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), and George Segal (1924).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Michael W. Young ranks 44Before him are Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), Wilbur Scoville (1865), Craig Venter (1946), Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), Wilder Penfield (1891), and George Smith (1941). After him are Martha Chase (1927), Martin Chalfie (1947), Michael Rosbash (1944), H. Robert Horvitz (1947), Bruce Beutler (1957), and Eric F. Wieschaus (1947).