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M.Sc. Ph.D. Elizabeth H. BLACKBURN Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

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1970 B.Sc., Biochemistry, University of Melbourne
1970-1971 Graduate Research Student, Department of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne
1971-1974 Graduate Research Student, Division Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
1972 M.Sc., Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge
1975 Ph.D, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Camebridge
1975-1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Yale University
1978 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
1978-1983 Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of California Berkeley
1983-1986 Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
1986-1990 Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkley
since 1990 Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco
1993-1999 Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco

Memberships

Australian Academy of Sciences
Royal Society of Tasmania
Royal Society of New South Wales
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Publications

Blackburn, E.H. Cancer Interception. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Jun;4(6):787-92.
Blackburn, E H. Walking the Walk from Genes through Telomere Maintenance to Cancer Risk.Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Apr;4(4):473-5. [Epub 2011 Apr 2].
O'Donovan A, Tomiyama AJ, Lin J, Puterman E, Adler NE, Kemeny M, Wolkowitz OM,Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Stress appraisals and cellular aging: A key role for anticipatory threat in the relationship between psychological stress and telomere length. Brain Behav Immun. 2012 May;26(4):573-9. Epub 2012 Jan 24. PMCID: PMC3322317
Lavretsky H, Siddarth P, Nazarian N, St. Cyr N, Khalsa, DS< Lin, J, Blackburn E, Epel ES, and MR Irwin. A pilot study of yogic meditation for family dementia caregivers with depressive symptoms: Effects on mental health, cognition, and telomerase activity. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry.2012 Mar 11. doi: 10.1002/gps.3790.

Awards

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009)
Elected, Honorary Fellow to the Jesus College, Oxford (2010)
Honorary Doctor of Science, Oxford University (2011)
UCSF Medal, University of California San Francisco (2011)
Inducted, California Hall of Fame (2011)