Listen to Michael Rosbash's appearance on NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!'

The Nobel Prize laureate and Brandeis professor was a guest on the popular game show on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Nobel Prize laureate and Brandeis professor Michael Rosbash was a guest on the popular National Public Radio quiz show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!' on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Rosbash participated in the segment called "Not My Job," where host Peter Sagal asks "really smart people about really dumb things." Rosbash was quizzed on famous barflies - instead of facts about fruitflies, which he used in his Nobel Prize-winning research.

The weekly hour-long program is recorded in front of a live audience at Chase Auditorium in Chicago. It features a series of segments and games involving guests and a panel of celebrities and personalities. The panel for the show this week includes comedians Paula Poundstone and Helen Hong, and author Tom Bodett.

Rosbash, the Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, along with professor emeritus Jeff Hall, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in December for breakthroughs in understanding the molecular mechanisms that run the internal biological clock in almost every organism on the planet.

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