Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.
January 16, 2002, to March 10, 2004
Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry
and Biophysics, University California San Francisco.
Professor Blackburn, a distinguished cell biologist whose research
is on telomerase and chromosome telomere structure, holds a number
of awards and prizes, including the California Scientist of the
Year Award (1999); American Association for Cancer Research-Pezcoller
Foundation International Award for Cancer Research (2001); the General
Motors Cancer Research Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Award (2001);
and the 26th Annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished
Achievement in Cancer Research (2003). She is an elected Foreign
Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (1993), and was elected
as a Member of the Institute of Medicine (2000). Dr. Blackburn is
an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991);
the Royal Society of London (1992); the American Academy of Microbiology
(1993); and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
(2000). She has also served as President of the American Society
for Cell Biology (1998).
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