Name of AAPI FigureRoger Y. Tsien
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Asian American
Area of Influencescience
Date of birth or time period2/1/52
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Roger was awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine in 2004 and also shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 with two other distinguished scientists.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?My mom’s study was greatly inspired by Roger’s finding.
Submitted bySW
City, StateLexington,MA