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UVa Chemistry Graduate’s Role in 2015 Chemistry Nobel

Robert Lahue graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a B.A. in Chemistry with a Specialization in Biological Chemistry (having taken courses with Professors Demas, Grisham, and Hunt, among others).  Bob went on to a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, and then to a postdoctoral appointment with Paul Modrich at Duke University Medical Center.  Bob’s work with Modrich was cited by the Swedish Academy of Sciences in its award of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Paul Modrich, Tomas Lindahl, and Aziz Sancar for “mechanistic studies of gene repair”:










Paul Modrich receiving the 2015 Nobel in Chemistry from the King of Sweden.