Greider, Carolyn Widney

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Greider, Carolyn Widney Gender: F
born on 15 April 1961 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place San Diego, California, 32n43, 117w09
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°55' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°33 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°41'

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Carolyn Widney Greider
photo: Keith Weller, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American molecular biologist. She is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Daniel Nathans Professor, and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University. She discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, while she was a graduate student of Elizabeth Blackburn at the University of California, Berkeley. Greider pioneered research on the structure of telomeres, the ends of the chromosomes. She was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak, for their discovery that telomeres are protected from progressive shortening by the enzyme telomerase.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes birth certificate in hand.


  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator