May 2011

Asian-Pacific American contributions to science


May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. To join in paying tribute to the generations who have enriched America’s history, we have compiled a timeline of noteworthy Asian-Pacific Americans and their contributions to the life sciences. The list is by no means complete, and you should feel free to use the comment feature to add other scientists and their contributions.

It has come to our attention that the TimeRime website that hosts the above timeline created by ASBMB contains other timelines that may not be complete or accurate. Please understand that ASBMB has no control over other timlines published on the site and that we only can modify our "Asian-Pacific American" and "History of Black Scientists" timelines.

Nicole KresgeNicole Kresge ( is the editor of ASBMB Today.

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