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Paul Modrich

Science Talent Search – 1964
International Science and Engineering Fair – 1964

About Paul Modrich

Paul Modrich is a biochemist credited with the discovery of mismatch repair—a method of repairing errors in DNA —and its role in aging, cancer and other diseases. He is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Modrich is the James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center and a Howard Hughes investigator. Modrich competed in STS and ISEF in 1964 and is a member of the Society’s Honorary Board

Nobel Prize Recipient

Modrich in 2015, receiving the Nobel Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf, king of Sweden.

Notable Alumni - Paul Modrich
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Congratulations from Duke University

In this Duke University video, Modrich is congratulated by his peers at the university for receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Modrich is a longtime professor at Duke University and has received many distinguished awards for his research.

Notable Alumni - Paul Modrich