Awards & Winners

Michael Rosbash

Date of Birth 07-March-1944
Place of Birth Kansas City
(United States of America, Missouri)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Michael Morris Rosbash
Michael Rosbash is an American geneticist and chronobiologist. Rosbash is a professor at Brandeis University and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Rosbash's research group cloned the Drosophila period gene in 1984 and proposed the Transcription Translation Negative Feedback Loop for circadian clocks in 1990. In 1998, they discovered the cycle gene, clock gene, and cryptochrome photoreceptor in Drosophila through the use of forward genetics, by first identifying the phenotype of a mutant and then determining the genetics behind the mutation. Rosbash was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003.

Awards by Michael Rosbash

Check all the awards nominated and won by Michael Rosbash.


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For his pioneering discoveries concerning the biological clock responsible for circadian rhythms.)
Massry Prize
(RNA processing and the genes and mechanisms that underlie circadian rhythms)