PROF. DR. Elizabeth Blackburn
Physiology or Medicine
Elizabeth Blackburn Nobel Peace Prize Contribution
Elizabeth Blackburn was born in November 26, 1948 in Tasmania, Australia. Her contribution in her field of study in Physiology has granted her a nobel peace prize award. She has contributed to herself in nobel peace prize award 'for the discorvery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase". Elizabeth has attended multiple universities and colleges, like University of California, University of Melbourne in Australia, University of Cambridge in England, and University of California at Berkeley. Also she has entered multiple department field. Like the department of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics, and microbiology. She has researched a lot of information on how the telomeres in the human body are related to the DNA. An enzyme that replenishes the telmere. The telmeres are the protective shield that protects our chromosomes in our DNA. If they were to be damaged or not to be intacted they can lead to damage to the cells. Causing them to fail at the production in the human body. They help use produce our every organ in our body. Telomeres are important in our life. They are the reason why for why we age. As the cells continue to reproduce telomeres get shorter and shorter causing other cells to age and to stop working properly. It has to do a lot with how you chose to keep a healthy lifestyle as well. The bad things that can influence your body can also so cause an increased in telomere aging. She has made a very big contribution in her field of physiology. She has made a very big discovery on how our human body cell production works and our DNA genes and genetics. She has set the bar for all future studies in physiology that relates to our DNA cell growth.