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James Rothman
James Edward Rothman

(1950-11-03) November 3, 1950 (age 71)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
Scientific career
FieldsCell biology
ThesisTransbilayer asymmetry and its maintenance in biological membranes (1976)
Academic advisorsHarvey Lodish
Notable studentsGero Miesenböck (postdoc)[2][3]

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Icon/data' not found. James Edward Rothman (born November 3, 1950) is an American biochemist. He is the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Yale University, the Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine, and the Director of the Nanobiology Institute at the Yale West Campus.[4]

Rothman worked at Columbia University[5] and a research professor at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London.[6]

Rothman was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his work on vesicle trafficking (shared with Randy Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof).[7]


  1. "James E. Rothman, Faculty: Yale Department of Chemistry". 
  2. Miesenböck, G.; Rothman, J. E. (1997). "Patterns of synaptic activity in neural networks recorded by light emission from synaptolucins". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 94 (7): 3402–3407. doi:10.1073/pnas.94.7.3402 . PMC 20382 . PMID 9096406 . 
  3. Miesenböck, G.; De Angelis, D. A.; Rothman, J. E. (1998). "Visualizing secretion and synaptic transmission with pH-sensitive green fluorescent proteins". Nature 394 (6689): 192–195. doi:10.1038/28190 . PMID 9671304 . 
  4. "James E Rothman". 
  5. "P&S Adjunct Faculty Member Wins 2013 Nobel Prize". 
  7. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013". Nobel Foundation.