Eric Betzig Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Date: October 22, 2014
Chemist Eric Betzig, Ph.D., of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, VA, was recently awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with his two partners, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner, for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Dr. Betzig’s key experiment was eventually developed at the National Institutes of Health, with support from a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development intramural lab. Dr. Betzing went from working out of a cottage with few resources to turning his groundbreaking theory into reality. Read the Nobel Prize winning article here and learn more about the awardees on the Nobel Prize website.