Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 22 January 2003
Vicki Lundblad won first prize at the science fair in seventh grade. Today, she's unraveling the mechanisms that cells use to protect the ends of their chromosomes
Abstract: Geneticist Vicki Lundblad is a major force in the study of telomeres, the DNA-and-protein caps that guard chromosome tips. Her scientific life began at home in her preteen years with thin-layer chromatography assays; more recently it has included seminal contributions in deciphering how cells prevent their telomeres from dwindling away. Colleagues admire her "uncommon common sense" that guides her research as well as her mentoring.
Citation: I. Chen, Endless Drive. Science's SAGE KE (22 January 2003), http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/3/nf2
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