Roger Tsien

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Birthday
1, 1952
Birthplace
United States
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1952 (age 67)
Birthplace
United States

About

Chinese American biochemist who received the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent proteins.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University on a National Merit Scholarship, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics in 1972.

Trivia

He won the prestigious Gairdner Foundation International Award in 2005 and the Wolf Prize in Medicine the previous year.

Family Life

His father and two of his uncles were accomplished engineers.

Associated With

He shared the Nobel Prize with his Israeli colleague Ada Yonath.