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Carole Greider

Carole Greider, PhD

Biography

Carol Greider, PhD is the Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University. Dr Greider is a molecular biologist who discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, working together with Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr Greider pioneered research on the structure and function of telomeres, the ends of the chromosomes. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak, for their discovery that telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase.

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