Michael W. Young

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Michael W. Young

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 187,085 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 287th most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Michael W. Young ranks 287 out of 686Before him are Antonio José Cavanilles, H. Robert Horvitz, Robert Fortune, August Grisebach, Karl Möbius, and Robert Gallo. After him are Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, Michał Boym, Gregory Goodwin Pincus, Patrick Geddes, Eugen Fischer, and James Rothman.

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Among people born in 1949, Michael W. Young ranks 128Before him are Patrick Tambay, Hamida Djandoubi, David Strathairn, Nebojša Radmanović, Dubravka Ugrešić, and Dusty Hill. After him are Shing-Tung Yau, Robert Sternberg, Tommy Ramone, Christopher Hitchens, Deep Roy, and Frank Beard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael W. Young ranks 2,561 out of 12,171Before him are Xander Berkeley (1955), Katie Holmes (1978), Eli Whitney (1765), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), and Frank Wilczek (1951). After him are Cyd Charisse (1922), John W. Campbell (1910), Russell Means (1939), Jamie Foxx (1967), Irving Thalberg (1899), and Michael DeBakey (1908).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Michael W. Young ranks 46Before him are Martin Chalfie (1947), Wilder Penfield (1891), George Smith (1941), James P. Allison (1948), H. Robert Horvitz (1947), and Robert Gallo (1937). After him are Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), James Rothman (1950), Carol W. Greider (1961), Bruce Beutler (1957), Eric F. Wieschaus (1947), and Phillip Allen Sharp (1944).