In 2008, he shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work with green fluorescent protein. Its best known application? “It’s the reason they give in the movie for why Bruce Banner, when he gets angry, turns into the Hulk and becomes green.” Is it any wonder he’s proud?
- PERSON: Osamu Shimomura
- PLACE: Cambridge Molecular Biology Lab
- THING: Green Fluorescent Protein
- RANDY’S THING: a rocking chair