For the New York Times, UCSF's Blackburn Answers Questions About Stress and Aging

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. Related links: 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 UCSF Today, June 6, 2007 The TIME 100: Elizabeth Blackburn TIME, May 3, 2007 UCSF Scientists Honored for Pioneering Studies of Aging, Cancer, Learning and Memory UCSF Today, January 3, 2007 Lasker Foundation: The Winners on Film UCSF Today, September 26, 2006 Chancellor Bishop Discusses the Significance of Elizabeth Blackburn's Lasker Award-Winning Research UCSF Today, 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 UCSF Today, April 21, 2006 Blackburn Explains Award-Winning Research UCSF Today, March 16, 2005 Blackburn Lab