|Born||April 15, 1961
San Diego, California
|Institutions||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Berkeley
|Doctoral advisor||Elizabeth Blackburn|
|Known for||discovery of telomerase|
|Notable awards||Lasker Award (2006)
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2007)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009)
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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