Elizabeth H. Blackburn PhD

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 1998
"For the discovery of the structure of telomeres and the enzyme that synthesizes them."

San Francisco, California, USA


Professor & Chair of Dept. of Microbiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, she received her BSc and MSc degrees in Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne and her PhD in Molecular Biology in 1975 at the Univ. of Cambridge in the UK. Dr. Blackburn is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is a recipient of its Award in Molecular Biology. She received the Australia Prize in 1998 and is a fellow of the Royal Society.