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Return to campus, share medical school memories, and reconnect with classmates and friends November 10-13 at Medical Alumni Weekend!
Paul Modrich, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator 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.
The trio is being honored for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. According to the Nobel Foundation, their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments.