Carol W. Greider

Molecular Biologist, Academic

1961 –

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Who is Carol W. Greider?

Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider is an American molecular biologist. She is Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University. She discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, when she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley. Greider pioneered research on the structure of telomeres, the ends of the chromosomes. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak, for their discovery that telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase.

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Born
Apr 15, 1961
Davis
Also known as
  • Carol Greider
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • White people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Biology
    ( - 1983)
  • Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley
    Molecular biology
    ( - 1987)
  • Davis Senior High School
  • College of Creative Studies
Employment
  • Johns Hopkins University
    (1997 - )
Lived in
  • Davis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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