Paul Modrich Shares the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

DURHAM, NC  -  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that Paul Modrich, Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University, Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the UK, and Aziz Sancar of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, are the recipients of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.

They are being honored for having described, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. Professor Modrich studies pathways that control mutation production and much of his work has addressed strand-directed mismatch repair. Read more