Awards & Winners

Carol W. Greider

Date of Birth 15-April-1961
Place of Birth Davis
(Yolo County, California, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Carol Greider
Profession Molecular Biologist, Professor
Carolyn Widney "Carol" Greider is an American molecular biologist. She is Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins University. She discovered the enzyme telomerase in 1984, when 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.

Awards by Carol W. Greider

Check all the awards nominated and won by Carol W. Greider.


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase)
Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize
(For their achievements in the discovery of telomeres and telomerase.)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For the prediction and discovery of telomerase, a remarkable RNA-containing enzyme that synthesizes the ends of chromosomes, protecting them and maintaining the integrity of the genome.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For the discovery of the structure of telomeres and the enzyme that synthesizes them.)