B is for Elizabeth Blackburn – Molecular Biologist
++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++
Elizabeth Blackburn is a molecular biologist who is a world expert on telomeres, structures on the ends of chromosomes that serve to protect the genetic information therein. She discovered the molecular structure of the telomere and in 2009, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for co-discovering the enzyme telomerase.
She continues to study the influence of stress on the activity of telomerase and the size of the telomere and the effects this has on human health.
Read more about Dr. Blackburn here.
See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.
Add your own “B”-named women to the list in the comments below! Here are some others have suggested:
Raymonde Bonnefille – Paleoclimate, Paleobotany
Such a super idea for a blog. I’m a female science teacher with a undergraduate science degree. I love to see women who are pushing that glass ceiling away. Terrific blog and topic.
Visiting from A to Z. Ann Bennett @annbennett12
Too Much To Choose FromScience Ladybug