Paul Lawrence Modrich, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2015, is an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry at the Duke University. He has earned much recognition for his research on DNA mismatch repair.
Born on June 13, 1946, in Raton, New Mexico, United States, Modrich exhibited a love for nature from his very childhood. His father, a local high school Biology teacher supported and encouraged him to follow his dreams. Modrich has a BS in Biology from MIT and has done his Ph.D in Biochemistry from the Stanford University.