Interview with Carol Greider on winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
October 5, 2009- Carol Greider, Ph.D., 48, one of the worlds pioneering researchers on the structure of chromosome ends known as telomeres, today was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Academy recognized her for her 1984 discovery of telomerase (ta-LAW-mer-ace), an enzyme that maintains the length and integrity of chromosome ends and is critical for the health and survival of all living cells and organisms. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/