Oct 7 2015

Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) issued a joint statement congratulating Dr. Paul Modrich, a professor at the Duke University School of Medicine, and Dr. Aziz Sancar, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their innovative work mapping how cells repair DNA:
“We congratulate Dr. Paul Modrich and Dr. Aziz Sancar for their well-deserved Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their ground-breaking research in discovering how cells repair DNA could be a game-changer in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The Nobel Prize awarded to Dr. Modrich and Dr. Sancar is an incredible achievement that reaffirms North Carolina’s status as a home to world-renowned research institutions, scientists, and researchers who are literally changing the world for the better on a daily basis.”