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Nobel Laureate to Speak at the University of New Haven Campus

Dr. Michael Young, the 2017 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine, will speak at the University on October 25.

October 17, 2018

Nobel Laureate Michael W. Young, Ph.D
Nobel Laureate Michael W. Young, Ph.D

The University of New Haven, the nationally ranked private, coeducational university on the southern coast of New England, announced today that it will welcome Nobel Laureate Michael W. Young, Ph.D. to its West Haven campus on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

The 2017 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine, Dr. Young will discuss his work related to the discoveries of genes that regulate sleep and circadian rhythms.

He will speak at Bucknall Theater, Dodds Hall at 2 p.m. The media are invited to attend, but the event is not open to the public. Following the lecture, Dr. Young will engage students in a discussion about his work, his journey, and the nature of scientific discovery. Dr. Young will also visit a biology class and meet with students.

The Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor, head of the Laboratory of Genetics, and vice president for academic affairs at The Rockefeller University, Dr. Young has studied the genetic regulation of biological clocks that underlie activities of living organisms. He has received many awards for his work and is an elected member of several professional organizations, such as the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.