Person Place Thing Episode 73: Martin Chalfie - 92Y, New York

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Person Place Thing Episode 73: Martin Chalfie

May 1, 2014

The chair of the department of biological sciences at Columbia, in 2008, Martin Chalfie shared the Nobel prize in chemistry for the discovery of green fluorescent protein. It is a matter of conjecture whether such intellectual gifts run in families, but it is confirmed that his paternal grandmother was a cook at the Manischewitz Company, another kind of chemistry.

  • PERSON: Osamu Shimomura
  • PLACE: Cambridge Molecular Biology Lab
  • THING: Green Fluorescent Protein
 
  • RANDY'S THING: a rocking chair

Categories: Science & Technology


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