Elizabeth H. Blackburn

Women In STEM Project

About Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth H. Blackburn is one of the few women in STEM. She went to the University of California and studied in physiology or medicine. She won the nobel peace price in 2009. She discovered telomerase which was heralded as "the fountain of youth" Telomerase is the enzyme that makes telomere DNA. Scientists were suspecting something like this but Elizabeth was the one to discover it.
"President Bush appointed Elizabeth to the Council on Bioethics in 2001." according to Mediatheque.lindau-nobel.org/laureates/blackburn. Blackburn has been highly honored as president of the American Society for Cell Biology 1998 and of the American Association for Cancer Research in 2010. In 2007 she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Elizabeth is very well respected. Her winning of the nobel peace prize was one of the most famous prize winnings ever.
Elizabeth Blackburn: Great Minds