Because fruit flies undergo many of the same physiological processes as larger creatures, including humans, they serve as model organisms, allowing researchers such as Hardin to observe details that can't be seen in more complex animals. (Credit: iStock.)

CLOSE CONNECTION: Texas A&M Biologist’s Postdoctoral Research Proves Key to Nobel Prize-Winning Discovery

Oct 13, 2017
"A Nobel Prize for circadian clocks is great for the field. It is indeed exciting to have worked with two of the three winners and to see them and my field honored with such a momentous award. It is a proud moment for circadian clocks."
Dr. Paul E. Hardin, Texas A&M biologist