Jeremy Nathans

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Jeremy Nathans
Born (1958-07-31) July 31, 1958 (age 58)
New York City
Residence Baltimore, Maryland
Fields genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience
Institutions Johns Hopkins University
Alma mater MIT (B.S.), Stanford University (Ph.D.)
Doctoral advisor David Hogness
Notable awards Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1986)
Golden Brain Award (1989)

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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