Elizabeth H. Blackburn


  • Elizabeth was born in November 1948
  • Elizabeth has got married to john sedat , and they have a son name Benjamin.
  • Elizabeth was born in Hobart
  • She was encouraged to participate in science from an early age.
  • She was one of seven child to be born in two family physical
  • Elizabeth went to yale university and she had started in 1975 and graduated on the 1997
  • Elizabeth works on cells
  • Elizabeth had past away at the age of 66
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Awards and achievements

  • " In 2001 President Bush appointed her to the Council on Bioethics, but she was dismissed in 2004 in what is generally believed to be a political move because of her vocal support for human stem cell research. "
  • Elizabeth won the Nobel prize fro being the first female doctor.
    " In 2007 she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and in 2010 was made a Companion of the Order of Australia."
  • " In 1990 she joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UC San Francisco, where she served as Department Chair from 1993-99 and is now the Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics."
  • "When Blackburn presented her results in 1980, Szostak suggested they try an experiment by grafting the CCCCAA sequence to previously vulnerable mini chromosomes in yeast."
Elizabeth Blackburn (UCSF) Part 1: The Roles of Telomeres and Telomerase