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Aziz Sancar

Aziz Sancar

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015
Nobel co-recipients: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich

"for mechanistic studies of DNA repair."

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Axiz Sancar donated his Nobel Prize money of $310,000 to his Aziz & Gwen Sancar Foundation of Chapel Hill. On Franklin Street, near downtown Chapel Hill, he and his wife bought a house with the money. The Foundation houses Turkish students. It promotes Turkish culture. Sancar came to the US as a graduate student from Turkey.

Photo Holger Motzkau, Wikipedia, Painting Tim Tompkins PaintHistory.com

Name: Aziz Sancar
Birth: 8 September 1946, Savur, Turkey
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Prize motivation: "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair."
Portion of Cash: 1/3
Nobel Medal Cash and Charity