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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.

Parking is available in the Rutland Street Garage.

On the Web:
Johns Hopkins Medicine campus map:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Directions/Campusmap.html  

Press Release:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Press_releases/2009/10_05_09.html

Information about Dr. Greider:
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/awards/nobel/nobel_prize_greider.html  

Nobel Foundation:
http://nobelprize.org/  

- JHM-

Media Contacts: Audrey Huang 443-838-3378; audrey@jhmi.edu  
Christen Brownlee 443-838-3386; cbrownl5@jhmi.edu  
John Lazarou, 410-707-3116; jlazaro1@jhmi.edu
Beth Simpkins, 443-838-0504; bsimpkins@jhmi.edu  

 

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