Jeremy Nathans

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Jeremy Nathans
Born (1958-07-31) July 31, 1958 (age 59)
New York City
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Alma mater MIT (B.S.), Stanford University (Ph.D.)
Awards Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1986)
Golden Brain Award (1989)
Scientific career
Fields genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience
Institutions Johns Hopkins University
Doctoral advisor David Hogness

Jeremy Nathans (born July 31, 1958) is a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

He is known for first isolating and characterizing the opsin genes contributing to human color vision.[1]


  1. ^ Nathans J, Thomas D, Hogness DS (April 1986). "Molecular genetics of human color vision: the genes encoding blue, green, and red pigments". Science. 232 (4747): 193–202. doi:10.1126/science.2937147. PMID 2937147. 

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