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Tsien (Roger) Papers
MSS 0792  
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Description
Papers of Roger Y. Tsien (1952-2016), biochemist and professor of pharmacology, chemistry, and biochemistry. Tsien was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2008 for his research on green fluorescent protein. The collection includes correspondence, writings, research materials, laboratory notebooks, and video recordings.
Background
Roger Yonchien Tsien was born February 1, 1952 in New York City. At the age of sixteen, he was awarded first prize in the 1968 Westinghouse Science Talent Search. He attended Harvard College and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry and physics in 1972, followed by a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Cambridge in 1977. Tsien was a research fellow at Cambridge from 1977 to 1981, and assistant professor of physiology and anatomy at UC Berkeley from 1982-1989. In 1989, he became professor of pharmacology, chemistry, and biochemistry at UC San Diego, as well as an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Extent
9.25 Linear feet (22 archives boxes, 1 card file box, 2 oversized folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Original video recordings are restricted. Researchers may request viewing copies in advance of their visit.