Volume 94 Issue 35 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: September 1, 2016

Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien dies at 64

Biochemist advanced the use of green fluorescent protein as a ubiquitous biological marker
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: Roger Tsien, green fluorescent protein, Nobel Prize, obituary

Roger Y. Tsien, the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who helped make green fluorescent protein (GFP) one of the most valuable tools for examining biological systems, has died. He was 64.

Tsien, who was professor of pharmacology, chemistry, and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego, died on Aug. 24 while bicycling on a trail in Eugene, Ore. Tsien’s family has declined to disclose the cause of death, according to a UCSD . . .

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