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Media Advisory: "Telomere" Expert Carol Greider Shares 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Oct. 5, 2009
WHAT: Press Conference
WHO: Carol Greider, Ph.D.
Daniel Nathans Director and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 5, noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Tilghman Auditorium (basement of Richard Starr Ross Building)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
720 Rutland Ave., Baltimore, MD
Carol Greider, Ph.D., the Daniel Nathans Director and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for her landmark 1984 discovery of the enzyme telomerase, which maintains the ends of chromosomes—known as telomeres—and protects them from damage. She shares the prize with Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco, and Jack Szostack, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School with whom she made the discovery.
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