Carol Greider

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Birthday
15, 1961
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
California

About

Molecular biologist who is best known for discovering the enzyme telomerase in 1984. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering that progressive shortening in telomeres is prevented by the enzyme telomerase.

Before Fame

She grew up in Davis California.

Trivia

In 2003 she was made a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Family Life

She has two children, Charles and Gwendolyn.

Associated With

Like James Watson before her she received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.