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Paul L. Modrich

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry
Box 3711 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
156A Nanaline H Duke, Durham, NC 27708

Awards & Honors

Fellow, American Association for Cancer Research Academy

International American Association for Cancer Research · 2017

Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences

University Stanford University · 2016

North Carolina Award in Science

State State of North Carolina · 2016

Fellow (NAI)

Other National Academy of Inventors · 2016 More about this award

Nobel Prize-Chemistry

Other Nobel Foundation · October 7, 2015 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 is awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. Their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments.

Duke Medical Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award

University Duke University · 2008

Ohio State University Human Cancer Genetics Medal

University Ohio State University · 2007

American Cancer Society Medal of Honor

International American Cancer Society · 2005


National American Academy of Arts and Sciences · 2004 Area: Biological Sciences; Specialty: Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology More about this award

HHMI Investigator (Alumni)

Scholarly Society Howard Hughes Medical Institute · 2004 More about this award


National Institute of Medicine of The National Academies · 2003 More about this award

Member (NAM)

Other National Academy of Medicine · 2003

Feodor Lynen Medal

International Miami Winter Symposium · 2000

Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award in Cancer Research

International Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation · 1999

General Motors Mott Prize in Cancer Research

International General Motors Cancer Research Foundation · 1996

NAS Members

Other National Academy of Sciences · 1993 More about this award

Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry

International American Chemical Society · 1983

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