Elizabeth Blackburn

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Birthday
26, 1948
Birthplace
Hobart, Australia
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Hobart, Australia

About

Australian researcher of biology from the University of California, San Francisco who has studied the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects the chromosome. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Before Fame

She earned a Bachelor of Science in 1970 and a Master of Science in 1972 from the University of Melbourne.

Trivia

She served on the Science Advisory Board of the Genetics Policy Institute.

Family Life

She married John W. Sedat and they have a son, Benjamin.

Associated With

Like her, scientist Alexandre Quintanilha worked at the University of California, Berkeley.