Aziz Sancar at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine received part of the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry. He, along with Tomas Lindahl at the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the U.K. and Paul Modrichat the Duke University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, won the prize “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair,” according to the Nobel Prize 2015 press release. Sancar earned a third of the prize for his work on the nucleotide excision repair pathway.
Sancar is an editorial board member for the Journal of Biological Chemistry, which is published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has co-authored more than 80 papers in the JBC.
Sancar spoke with the ASBMB’s print and digital media specialist, Allison Frick, at the 2016 ASBMB annual meeting in San Diego. Here's the interview.