Our latest Nobel Prize winner

Osamu Shimomura, a School of Medicine adjunct professor of physiology and a senior scientist emeritus at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, was one of the three winners of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is credited with discovering green fluorescent protein, or GFP, in jellyfish.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in announcing the prize, called the protein “one of the most important tools used in contemporary bioscience.”

Osamu Shimomura