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Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.

Council Member

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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