Norway, Oct 2: Genetic researcher Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young received Nobel Prize 2017 in physiology or medicine. The announcement was made on Monday by the Nobel committee. The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded 107 times since 1901.

Jeffrey C Hall was born 1945 in New York. He received his doctoral degree in 1971 at the University of Washington in Seattle. Hall, who was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena between 1971 to 1973, joined the faculty at Brandeis University in Waltham in 1974. He was associated with the University of Maine.

Michael Rosbash was born in 1944 in Kansas City, USA. He received his doctoral degree in 1970 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. During the following three years, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Since 1974, he has been on faculty at Brandeis University in Waltham.

Michael W Young, born in 1949 in Miami, is known for his research in how interactions among certain genes and their proteins produce molecular oscillations at the level of individual cells. He has been on faculty at the Rockefeller University in New York since 1978.