Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar on being awarded a 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry! Dr. Sancar is one of three recipients of this award whose research on “mechanistic studies of DNA repair” has brought forth new information on how cells repair DNA after being damaged by ultraviolet radiation, free radical molecules, and other carcinogenic substances. Professor Sancar received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (PYI) from MCB at the beginning of his academic career for the project entitled “Characterization of UvrABC Excision Nuclease of E. coli”, supported from 1983 to 1989.
MCB proudly recognizes the early investments made into Dr. Sancar and his research as his work has made profound impacts on the progress of science.
Please click here for a link to a transcript of the phone interview with Dr. Sancar immediately following the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.