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photo of face of Aziz Sancar at nobel event at David library April 2016 with yellow flowers in background
Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, published his 400th scientific paper this fall in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

The paper, entitled “Mycobacteria excises DNA damage in 12- or 13-nucleotide-long oligomers by prokaryotic-type dual incisions and performs transcription-coupled repair,” reveals more intricacies of DNA repair, for which Sancar won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Co-authors of the paper were long-time Sancar lab collaborators research instructor Christopher Selby, PhD, and associate professor Laura Lindsey-Boltz, PhD, along with research associate Yanyan Yang, PhD.

News courtesy of Mark Derewicz, Director of Research and National News at UNC Health & UNC School of Medicine Communications