Qiong Yang, Assistant Professor of Biophysics, reflects on the just-announced 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine and its relationship to ongoing work in her laboratory. Professor Yang notes that she was pleased to learn that the 2017 Nobel Prize had been awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young based on their fundamental work on circadian clocks. Her excitement stems from the research she conducts at the University of Michigan, which focuses on the system level design, function and coordination of the cyclical clocks studied by Hall, Rosbash and Young. Professor Yang also studies biological oscillators that represent cell cycles, segmentation clocks and others. To find out more about Professor Yang’s research in this area, please visit her website.