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.
Congratulations from Duke University
In this Duke University video, Modrich is congratulated by his peers at the university for receiving the Nobel Prize in ChemistryWatch the video
Modrich is a longtime professor at Duke University and has received many distinguished awards for his research.