Paul Modrich, PhD, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Paul Modrich, PhDOn Wednesday, October 7, 2015, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Paul Modrich, PhD, 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, were the recipients of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.

Dr. Modrich, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry, joined Duke in 1976. He is a James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry and a member of the Duke Cancer Institute.

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The 2015 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony took place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Thursday, 10 December, 2015.

Paul Modrich receiving Nobel from King of Sweden


Speech for the Chemistry Prize 

Granting of the Chemistry Prize 

Dr. Modrich's Nobel Lecture in Chemistry