Professor Elizabeth Blackburn

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn

Elected in 2007

Short citation at year of election

Through her discoveries of the roles of telomere sequences at the ends of chromosomes, and of telomerase, Elizabeth Blackburn has opened up an extremely important area of molecular biology research. Her laboratory has transformed our understanding of how cells age and die, and she has received the highest accolades for her work and leadership, including the Albert Lasker Award in 2006. 

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