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Nobel Prize Award Winners

The Nobel Prize bestows international recognition for outstanding contributions to the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. By pushing the boundaries of discovery, innovation, translation and dissemination, several of our distinguished faculty members have been recipients of this prestigious award. 

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Carol Grieder

Carol Greider

Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Greider is one of  the world’s pioneering researchers on the structure of chromosome ends known as telomeres. Her improbable discovery of telomerase – a remarkable enzyme that restores telomeres and protects them from damage – catalyzed an explosion of scientific studies which, to this day, probe connections between telomerase and telomeres to human cancer and diseases of aging.

Dr. Greider was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009


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