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Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series – Dr. Carol Greider

SAVE THE DATE – Monday, October 10, 2011

Consortium for Women and Research
Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series

Dr. Carol Greider
Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences

Winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Medicine

Dr. Greider is a molecular biologist best known for her pioneering research on the structure of telomeres, which are repeating blocks of DNA at the ends of chromosomes. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak, for their discovery that telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase. Telomerase is a key enzyme in cancer and anemia research.
Luncheon, 12-1:30pm, main campus, location TBA Research Lecture, 4-5:30pm, UCDMC Mind Institute Further announcements will follow.

Link to biography of Dr. Carol Greider, published in PNAS.

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