Elizabeth Blackburn

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Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth H. Blackburn was born in Hobart, Tasmania on the 26th November 1948 Australia.

Elizabeth won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2009. At the time, she was working at the University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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What Contribution Has Elizabeth Blackburn Made in Science?

Elizabeth Blackburn was the first to identify telomerase, the enzyme that helps the creation of new telomeres in the DNA of living cells. She later found that stress could affect telomeres, and hence have an effect right in our cells.

How Did Elizabeth Help Australians?

What Science Branch Did Blackburn Work In?

Elizabeth was a scholar in Molecular and Cellular Biology the Yale. Then she became a teacher in Molecular Biology university of California at Berkeley and then for Biochemistry and Biophysics. She remained as an Administrator in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Elizabeth Blackburn has done a lot of work on the subject of telomeres and the link between their length and poor health. Her work has helped to find possible cures against cancer and fungal infections, and to understand age processing .


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