Faculty research links to Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Dr. Aziz Sancar, who has done research with Drs. Yvonne Gindt and Hans Schelvis, is one of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has a direct link to research done in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Aziz Sancar received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015 for his contributions to understanding how cells repair DNA that have been damaged by ultra-violet light.  This is very exciting news for Drs. Gindt and Schelvis in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who have both published with Dr. Sancar and are building on Dr. Sancar’s groundbreaking and important research. Both professors are studying the DNA-repair mechanism of the DNA photolyase and related enzymes, research that is currently funded by NASA (Dr. Gindt), and the NSF (Dr. Schelvis). 

Links to collaborative work with Dr. Sancar

Links to most recent work from the Gindt and Schelvis laboratories