CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

February 5, 2009


ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO

ALL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT:    Nobel Prize Lecture by Roger Tsien, PhD

Please join us for a public lecture by UC San Diego’s newest Nobel Laureate, Roger Tsien, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in the Price Center Theatre. Professor Tsien was one of three recipients of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry who were honored for the discovery of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and groundbreaking work to design and create fluorescent molecules that enter cells and light up their inner workings.

Professor Tsien will present the speech he gave in Stockholm, Sweden, when he traveled there in December to receive his Nobel Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He also will talk about his experience and the activities surrounding the Nobel ceremony.

A professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, Roger Tsien has dedicated his career to the development and application of fluorescent protein probes that enable scientists to monitor cellular function. He describes his life’s work as “building molecules to look inside of cells, allowing us to see beyond what the human eye can see.”

I invite students, faculty and staff to join me and David Brenner, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, at this very special university event which is part of the School of Medicine’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.


Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor