Jack Szostak, HMS professor of Genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider, for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase. After viewing the photo gallery, read an accompanying story to learn more.
Photos by Justin Ide, Harvard University News Office.
Jack Szostak attends a press conference soon after learning he is a Nobel Laureate.
Jack Szostak learns he is a Nobel Laureate.