Roger Y. Tsien

1952 - 2016

Roger Y. Tsien

Roger Yonchien Tsien (February 1, 1952 – August 24, 2016) was an American biochemist. He was a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, in collaboration with organic chemist Osamu Shimomura and neurobiologist Martin Chalfie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Y. Tsien has received more than 272,778 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 367th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Roger Y. Tsien ranks 367 out of 473Before him are Mathieu Orfila, Thomas C. Südhof, Thomas Andrews, Frances Arnold, Jan Czochralski, and Anders Jahan Retzius. After him are Albert Ghiorso, Heinrich Rose, Hugo Schiff, Hermann von Fehling, George Washington Carver, and Leonor Michaelis.

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Among people born in 1952, Roger Y. Tsien ranks 130Before him are Vanderlei Luxemburgo, David Knopfler, Chen Kaige, Nora Miao, Graham Greene, and Yoshitaka Amano. After him are François Berléand, Vinnie Vincent, David A. Stewart, David Icke, Jeff Fahey, and David Petraeus. Among people deceased in 2016, Roger Y. Tsien ranks 169Before him are Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, Héctor Babenco, Scotty Moore, Fredrik Barth, Dragan Nikolić, and Vilmos Zsigmond. After him are Juan Gabriel, Glenn Frey, Abe Vigoda, Silvio Gazzaniga, Billy Paul, and Fazil Iskander.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roger Y. Tsien ranks 3,061 out of 12,171Before him are William Powell (1892), Don Alden Adams (1925), Isaiah Washington (1963), Glenn Curtiss (1878), Steve Perry (1949), and Wilson Pickett (1941). After him are Majel Barrett (1932), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), Ralph Macchio (1961), Adrienne Rich (1929), Brent Spiner (1949), and Elizabeth Wilson (1921).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Roger Y. Tsien ranks 68Before him are Richard Smalley (1943), William E. Moerner (1953), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Thomas Cech (1947), Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville (1818), and Frances Arnold (1956). After him are Albert Ghiorso (1915), George Washington Carver (1864), Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847), Alexander Shulgin (1925), John Tukey (1915), and Roderick MacKinnon (1956).