Biographical Note of Professor Carol GREIDER

Professor Carol Greider received a BA from UC Santa Barbara in 1983 and a PhD in 1987 from UC Berkeley. In 1984, together with Elizabeth Blackburn, she discovered telomerase, an enzyme that maintains chromosome ends. In 1988, Professor Greider was appointed as a Fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and in 1994 was promoted to Investigator. In 1997, Professor Greider moved to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2004, she was appointed as the Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University.

Professor Greider’s lab currently studies telomeres and telomerase in cancer and age-related degenerative disease. Professor Greider shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Professors Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak in 2009.