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Michael Menaker

Born: May 19, 1934

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Michael Menaker

Date of Birth : May 19, 1934
Birth Place : New York City

Michael Menaker, a chronobiology researcher, is Commonwealth Professor of Biology at University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His research has been on circadian rhythmicity of vertebrates, and includes: contributing to an understanding of light input pathways on extra-retinal photoreceptors of non-mammalian vertebrates, discovering a mammalian mutation for circadian rhythmicity, and locating a circadian oscillator in the pineal gland of bird. He has written almost 200 scientific publications.

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
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