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October 5, 2018
Nobel Laureate Addresses Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Oct. 17

Nobel laureate Dr. Michael W. Young
Nobel laureate Dr. Michael W. Young

If you enjoyed hearing about the Nobel Prizes this week, don’t miss the upcoming lecture by 2017 Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine Dr. Michael W. Young.

Together with two other NIH grantees, Young, a geneticist at Rockefeller University, was honored for discovering molecular processes that control the daily biological rhythms of virtually all organisms.

These roughly 24-hour cycles, known as circadian rhythms, control our waking and sleeping patterns; the rise and fall of body temperature and blood pressure; the ebb and flow of hormones; learning, memory, digestion, immunity…essentially, almost every activity in our bodies.

Young will present the NIGMS-sponsored lecture “Genes Controlling Sleep and Circadian Rhythms” on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.

As with all NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lectures, you can watch the presentation live or later at For reasonable accommodation during the lecture, contact Jacqueline Roberts at or (301) 594-6747.

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