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Michael W. Young

Class of 2022-2023

Michael Young

Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor
Head of the Laboratory of Genetics
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Rockefeller University

Michael Young, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics at The Rockefeller University, is also the university’s vice president for academic affairs. Young is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and an honorary member of the Physiological Society of London. Along with colleagues Jeffrey Hall and Michael Rosbash, Young received the 2009 Gruber Neuroscience Prize, 2011 Horwitz Prize, 2012 Canada Gairdner International Award, 2012 Massry Prize, 2013 Shaw Prize,
2013 Wiley Prize and 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine for discoveries of molecular mechanisms that
control circadian rhythms.

Young will collaborate with researchers in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as other disciplines across the university.