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Richard Winyu Tsien

Richard Winyu Tsien, Chinese biology professor. Recipient Otsuka award International Society Heart Research, 1985; Rhodes Scholar, 1966; Weir Research fellow, 1966-1970 University College, Oxford, 1966-1970, lecturing fellow Balliol College, Oxford, 1969-1970. Member Society General Physiologists (president 1988), Biophysics Society (Kenneth S. Cole award 1985), Society for Neurosci.

Background

  • Tsien, Richard Winyu was born on March 3, 1945 in Tating, Kweichow, People's Republic China. Son of Hsue-Chu and Yi-Ying (Li) Tsien.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1970.

    Career

    • Research student Eaton Peabody Laboratory Auditory, Physiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1966. Assistant professor department physiology, Yale University School Medicine, New Haven, 1970-1974, associate professor, 1974-1979, professor, 1979-1988. George D. Smith professor molecular and cellular physiology Stanford (California) University, since 1988, chairman department, 1988-1994.

      Established investigator American Heart Association, 1974-1979.

    Works

    • Author: Electric Current Flow in Excitable Cells, 1975.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Society General Physiologists (president 1988), Biophysics Society (Kenneth S. Cole award 1985), Society for Neurosci.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Shiang August 29, 1971. Children: Sara Shiang-Ming, Gregory Shiang-An, Alexa Tsien-Shiang.
    • father: Hsue-Chu Tsien
    • mother: Yi-Ying (Li) Tsien
    • spouse: Julia Shiang August 29
    • children: Sara Shiang-Ming Tsien
    • Gregory Shiang-An Tsien
    • Alexa Tsien-Shiang Tsien
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    Born March 3, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    Han
    • 1965
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1966
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1970
      Oxford University
    • 1966
      Research student Eaton Peabody Laboratory Auditor, y
    • 1970 - 1974
      assistant, professor department physiology
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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