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Roger Tsien
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Roger Yonchien Tsien (錢永健)

(1952-02-01)February 1, 1952
Died August 24, 2016(2016-08-24) (aged 64)
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Alma mater
Known for
Spouse(s) Wendy Globe
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2008)
  • Golden Goose Award (2012)
  • E. B. Wilson Medal (2008)
  • Rosenstiel Award (2006)
  • ForMemRS (2006)
  • Wolf Prize in Medicine (2004)
  • Keio Medical Science Prize (2004)
  • EMBO Membership (2005)
  • Dr A.H. Heineken Prize (2002)
  • Artois-Baillet Latour Health Prize (1995)
  • Gairdner Foundation International Award (1995)
Scientific career
Fields Biochemistry
Thesis The design and use of organic chemical tools in cellular physiology (1976)
Doctoral advisor Richard Adrian
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tsien.
Roger Y. Tsien
Traditional Chinese 錢永健
Simplified Chinese 钱永健

Roger Yonchien Tsien (simplified Chinese: 钱永健; traditional Chinese: 錢永健; pinyin: Qián Yǒngjiàn; February 1, 1952 – August 24, 2016) was a Chinese-American biochemist. He was a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego. He was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein with organic chemist Osamu Shimomura and neurobiologist Martin Chalfie.

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