Elizabeth Blackburn’s curiosity about telomeres — little pieces of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes — opened new research possibilities into growth, aging and disease. For her work, the UCSF biologist shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. She joins us in the studio as part of our “First Person” series spotlighting local leaders, innovators and other notable characters.

First Person: Nobel Prize-winner Elizabeth Blackburn 7 February,2011forum

Elizabeth Blackburn, Morris Herztein professor of biology and physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Francisco

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