Aligning with State Content Standards on social science and language arts for 3rd through 8th grades, this specialized learning program provides students the rare opportunity to experience life in a WWII internment camp through the first-hand experiences of a formerly-interned docent on a guided tour of Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII. Following the tour, a classroom session explores citizenship, constitutionality and the concept of redress as well as provides assistance with completing the program’s activity sheet.
In preparation for this thought-provoking program, a free resource packet is provided to educators prior to the tour.
January 26 – March 20, 2015
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
For questions, please call (916) 654-1729, or send us an email.
Elizabeth H. Blackburn is a leader in telomere and telomerase
research. She discovered the molecular nature of telomeres – the
ends of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve as protective caps
essential for preserving the genetic information – and the
ribonucleoprotein enzyme telomerase.
Currently Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology and Physiology in
the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University
of California, San Francisco, Blackburn and her research team are
working with various cells with the goal of understanding
telomerase and telomere biology.
Blackburn earned her B.Sc. (1970) and M.Sc. (1972) degrees from
the University of Melbourne in Australia, and her Ph.D. (1975)
from the University of Cambridge in England. She did her
postdoctoral work in Molecular and Cellular Biology from 1975 to
1977 at Yale.
In 1978, Blackburn joined the faculty at the University of
California, Berkeley, in the Department of Molecular Biology. In
1990, she joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at
UC San Francisco, where she served as Department Chair from 1993
to 1999. Blackburn is currently a faculty member in Department of
Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. She is also a Non-Resident
Fellow of the Salk Institute.
Throughout her career, Blackburn has been honored with many
prestigious awards. She was elected President of the American
Society for Cell Biology (1998) and as a Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991), the Royal Society of London
(1992), the American Academy of Microbiology (1993), and the
American Association for the Advancement of Science (2000). She
was elected Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences
in 1993, and a Member of the Institute of Medicine in 2000. In
2006, she was awarded the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in
Basic Medical Research. In 2007, she was named one of TIME
magazine’s “100 Most influential People,” and she is the 2008
North American Laureate for L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science.
In 2009, Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or