In May, TIME
magazine named UCSF microbiologist Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, as one of this year's 100 most influential men and women shaping our world.
Blackburn, who is Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF and a winner of the 2006 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, studies aging and biochemical changes in cells that are related to the diseases of old age.
The New York Times
caught up with Blackburn during the scientist's recent trip to New York, and posed several questions to her about Blackburn's role in the discovery of telomeres and the telomerase enzyme; the connections between telomeres, stress and aging; and Blackburn's experience as a member of President Bush's Council on Bioethics; among others.
A Conversation with Elizabeth H. Blackburn: Finding Clues to Aging in the Fraying Tips of Chromosomes
New York Times
, July 3, 2007
Blackburn Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Princeton
, June 6, 2007
The TIME 100: Elizabeth Blackburn
, May 3, 2007
UCSF Scientists Honored for Pioneering Studies of Aging, Cancer, Learning and Memory
, January 3, 2007
Lasker Foundation: The Winners on Film
, September 26, 2006
Chancellor Bishop Discusses the Significance of Elizabeth Blackburn's Lasker Award-Winning Research
, September 21, 2006
UCSF's Elizabeth Blackburn Receives Lasker Award
UCSF Public Affairs, September 18, 2006
Ethics Road Full of Sinkholes, Warn Two UCSF Legends
, April 21, 2006
Blackburn Explains Award-Winning Research
, March 16, 2005