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11 months ago
Elizabeth Blackburn was born.
Graduated from University of Melbourne w/ B.Sc. in Biochemistry
Graduated from University of Melbourne w/ M.Sc.
Received Ph.D. at Cambridge University
1975-1977 postdoctoral at Yale University in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Joined Berkeley faculty in Department of Molecular Biology
Discovered that telomeres have a particular DNA
Started working with Jack Szostak to further prove that this DNA prevents chromosomes from being broken down
Blackburn and Carol Greider discovered enzyme telomerase
Joined Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UCSF
1993-1999 served as Department Chair
Currently a faculty member at UCSF in Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and a Non-Resident fellow of the Salk Institute
Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Elected Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences
Member of the Institute of Medicine
2002-2004, served of President's Council on Broethics
Received Albert Lasker Medical Research Award for Basic Medical Research
Named TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People
Awarded with Nobel Peace Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1/3)
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