MCDB Alumna Carol Greider Shares Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Carol W. Greider, a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Greider shares the Nobel with Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Jack W. Szostak. The three were honored for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. While a UCSB undergraduate in the College of Creative Studies, Dr. Greider did research in the lab of MCDB Professor Les Wilson, and after graduating went on to do her prize-winning Ph.D. work with Elizabeth Blackburn at U.C. Berkeley.