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Prestigious prize honors Mass General scientist for role in discovery of telomerase, enzyme that protects chromosome tips

Jack Szostak, PhD   Jack W. Szostak, PhD – 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Jack W. Szostak, PhD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Molecular Biology and Harvard Medical School has been named a recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work predicting and then discovering telomerase, an enzyme that builds and maintains the protective caps at the tips of chromosomes. Read the full news release


Left: Jack W. Szostak, PhD; Photo by Jussi Puikkonen

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