On Monday, April 16th, the Department of Embryology’s Dr. Joe Gall hosted Nobel Laureate Dr. Carol Greider as a special seminar speaker in the weekly seminar series. Dr. Greider is currently the Daniel Nathans Professor & Director of Molecular Biology & Genetics at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
 
Dr. Greider was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for her work on telomeres, along with Drs. Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak, with whom she shared the prize. The three also shared the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award in 2006.
 
In 1984, Greider joined Blackburn’s lab as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. It was here that she and Blackburn discovered telomerase
 
Dr. Blackburn previously worked with Dr. Gall as a post-doctoral researcher under his mentorship, and Dr. Gall has followed Dr. Greider’s career for years. In 2007, the three of them shared the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, awarded by Columbia University.
 
While visiting as a guest seminar speaker, Dr. Greider met with other staff members at the Department of Embryology, as well as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
 
The Department of Embryology hosts seminar talks every Monday at 12:15pm in Rose Auditorium at the Department’s Rose Auditorium. For more information, please visit https://emb.carnegiescience.edu/seminars.
 

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