Carol Greider

Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Greider’s lab is focused on understanding telomerase and cellular and organismal consequences of telomere dysfunction. To examine telomere function, her lab uses biochemistry assays, yeast, and mice. Carol discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, and was awarded  the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, along with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak, for their discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. To learn more about her research:

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