Elizabeth Blackburn

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn

Talk: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn--one of Time magazine's 100 "Most Influential People in the World" in 2007--made headlines in 2004 when she was dismissed from the President's Council on Bioethics after objecting to the council's call for a moratorium on stem cell research and protesting the suppression of relevant scientific evidence in its final report. But it is Blackburn's groundbreaking work on telomeric DNA, which launched the field of telomere research, that will have the more profound and long-lasting effect on science and society.

Elizabeth Blackburn

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is an Australian-American Nobel laureate who is currently the President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.