Carol Greider facts for kids
|Born||April 15, 1961
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Berkeley
|Known for||discovery of telomerase|
|Awards||Lasker Award (2006)
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2007)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009)
|Institutions||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
|Doctoral advisor||Elizabeth Blackburn|
Greider discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, when she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley. Greider pioneered research on the structure of telomeres, the ends of the chromosomes. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, with Blackburn and Jack Szostak, for their discovery that telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase.
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