Jack Szostak
#2893 Overall Influence

Jack Szostak

American biologist

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Jack William Szostak is a Canadian American biologist of Polish British descent, Nobel Prize laureate, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and Alexander Rich Distinguished Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Szostak has made significant contributions to the field of genetics. His achievement helped scientists to map the location of genes in mammals and to develop techniques for manipulating genes. His research findings in this area are also instrumental to the Human Genome Project. He was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol W. Greider, for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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McGill University
McGill University

English-language public research university in Montreal, Quebec

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#300 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Biology