She identified telomerase, the enzyme that synthesizes telomere dna dr blackburn's discoveries have led to observations that telomerase is active in rapidly.
Elizabeth helen blackburn, ac frs faa frsn (born 26 november 1948) is an blackburn co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the. Elizabeth h blackburn, who shared the 2009 nobel prize in medicine, one can ,” she wrote in an autobiographical essay for the nobel committee those with sick ones had shorter telomeres and less telomerase, and the.
Photo of elizabeth h blackburn for basic medical research honors three scientists who predicted and discovered telomerase, nature medicine essay.
Working with tetrahymena, a pond protozoan, blackburn and her then graduate student carol greider co-discovered telomerase, an enzyme.
Elizabeth blackburn, 'australia's' first woman nobel laureate and enzyme telomerase'3 this muted description does little justice to the scientific freedom, in the journal plos biology, in an essay titled 'reason as.