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April 15, 1961|
San Diego, California
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory|
Johns Hopkins University
University of California, Santa Barbara|
University of California, Berkeley
|Doctoral advisor||Elizabeth Blackburn|
|Known for||discovery of telomerase|
Lasker Award (2006)|
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (2007)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009)
Greider 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, with Blackburn and Jack Szostak, for their discovery that telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase.
- "Carol Greider". Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Johns Hopkins Medicine. http://www.mbg.jhmi.edu/Pages/people/profile.aspx?PID=11. Retrieved June 9, 2011.
- "Blackburn, Greider, and Szostak share Nobel". Dolan DNA Learning Center. http://blogs.dnalc.org/dnaftb/2009/10/05/blackburn-greider-and-szostak-share-nobel-for-telomeres/. Retrieved 2009-10-05.